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Impingement Syndrome (Overview)

Literally means squeezing or pinching or tissues. Several general types. As pertains to the shoulder, a pinching of the rotator cuff by a-c joint, downward-sloping acromion, c-c ligament, or thickened subacromial bursa. Internal impingement is typically at the posterior glenohumeral joint as seen in throwing/overhead athletes.


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While i was bench pressing i felt my shoulder slide back but I have all the symptoms for shoulder impingement syndrome is?

While i was bench pressing i felt my shoulder slide back but I have all the symptoms for shoulder impingement syndrome is?

Unstable Shoulder: Posterior shoulder injury is one of the most commonly missed diagnoses. Your description sounds like you suffered an episode of posterior subluxation. Remember impingement is a non specific term that really isn't an anatomic diagnosis. Impingement can result from rotator cuff weakness from muscular inhibition secondary to instability so its important to get the right diagnosis. http://www.thesh. ...Read more

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Impingement Syndrome (Overview)

Literally means squeezing or pinching or tissues. Several general types. As pertains to the shoulder, a pinching of the rotator cuff by a-c joint, downward-sloping acromion, c-c ligament, or thickened subacromial bursa. Internal impingement is typically at the posterior glenohumeral joint as seen in throwing/overhead athletes.


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I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

Referred pain: The nerves that supply the rotator cuff comes from the neck at the c5 and c6 levels. The same nerves supply the skin around the side of the upper arm. Since your brain is unable to process pain coming from the rotator cuff tendons, it interprets the pain as coming from the area of those nerves, or the skin from the nerves. This is called referred pain. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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I have impingement syndrome in my shoulder/ can I do therapy for impingement syndrome?

I have impingement syndrome in my shoulder/ can I do therapy for impingement syndrome?

Yes: Many shoulder impingement sypmtoms are due to dys-synchronization of the shoulder muscles. See a pt or physical medicine doc to get more guidance. This rehabilitation is very slow but well worth the effort. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for impingement syndrome?

PT: Physical therapy is the best treatment for this (assuming you are talking about the shoulder). Strengthening the rotator cuff should help reduce your symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
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Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
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Shoulder surgery this tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do i go to the ER or just wait?

Shoulder surgery this tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do i go to the ER or just wait?

Carpal tunnel?: Ur wrist may b hanging from the edge of ur immobilizer in a flexed position compressing the median nerve, causing cts. If so purchase a cock-up wrist splint and wear it 2 prevent the flexion of the wrist. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What is impingement syndrome?

What is impingement syndrome?

Tendinitis/bursitis : The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity. This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment. ...Read more

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