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Pain After Shoulder Impingement Surgery
Diagnosis Dependent: Although shoulder impingement is a very common diagnosis, you may be interested to learn that the commonly held belief by many patients and surgeons that a "spur" is cutting into the rotator cuff is not the most current thinking. So make sure you are comfortable you have the correct diagnosis before considering shoulder surgery. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2010. ...Read more
About 3 months: When done arthroscopicaly, recovery is very rapid. Usually, therapy will start 2 weeks after surgery. As long as the rotator cuff does not need to be repaired, most are able to use there arm in a month. By three months, most people are back to normal activities. The surgery involves removal of the inflamed bursal tissue and osteophytes called an acromioplasty. ...Read more
I have booked in for shoulder impingement surgery. Have been reading some negative comments online re: pain and problems long-term post-op. What can i?
Have got shoulder impingement and been told either cortisone which I had and didn't help or surgery and long recovery what's best option?
Is surgery d option for shoulder pain (impingement syndrome), which did not reduce with physio for 6 months n tricort 10mg?
Be careful: Twenties male considering shoulder operation for "impingement". Shoulder is complex bio mechanism not well understood by many doctors. If possible see osteopath for hands-on evaluation. Many bone surgeons operate based on imaging studies, which are infamous for inability to discern chronic soft tissue disorders. Failure of pt occurs if the bio mechanism disorder is not properly understood. ...Read more
Hey. I want to ask that could I build my shoulders without doing overhead pressing because I have shoulder impingement. .. Regarding bodybuilding?
Yes: Consult with a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult and catered to your shoulder issues. Best of luck! ...Read more
While I was bench pressing I felt my shoulder slide back but I have all the symptoms for shoulder impingement syndrome is?
May be instability: Impingement usually occurs with shoulder press or military press. You may have experienced shoulder instability. Impingement typically occurs in older patients (>35 or 40) while instability occurs in younger patients (< 30.) initial treatment for instablity involves a physical therapy program. Impingement is treated with nsaids, physical therapy, and steroid injections. ...Read more
Left shoulder impingement, I'm feeling weird vibration sensations in my left shoulder and pain. Can you explain the weird vibration feeling? Thanks.
May be neuropathic: Impingment syndrome involves some of the muscular stabilizers of the shoulder known as the rotator cuff. Some patients that have rotator cuff problems can have associated neuropathic pain as well, thought potentially to be associated with glenohumeral instability. Physical therapy can sometimes be helpful. ...Read more
What is the approx. Percentage likelihood in your practice experience that a cortisone injection will significantly reduce shoulder impingement pain?
80-90 %: In my experience if you have a definite diagnosis of impingement syndrome (made by history, physical exam and confirmed by a good mri)your chances of improvement after a lidocaine/marcaine/steroid injection that is in your subacromial space (best done by ors) is 80-90%. In fact, if someone w/'impingement'does not get better after injection than the diagnosis may be incorrect or misplaced injection. ...Read more
The structure of: The shoulder remains the same but by activity modification it can b less of a problem. Avoid overhead, throwing. These r a couple of things 2 avoid. Also depending on the severity of the impingement pt helps, but if u get a lot better, u still have 2 avoid what I mentioned. ...Read more
For someone with shoulder impingement syndrome, do you have to do physical therpy forever? What about when you get to age 80+?
I have shoulder impingement and I was wondering if there are any exercises or stretches I could do to help with the pain?
Peninsulaortho provided this
http://www. Peninsulaortho. Com/downloads/Impingement. Pdf This is immensely helpful! ...Read more
This is not an: Uncommon compaint as the shoulder pain can refer into this area or you may even have an undiagnosed spine problem as well as these two conditions frequently present together. Sometimes, a sceondary muscular spine issue can develop as a result of altered use of te arm due to the impingement. Treatment depends on the exact cause so you should see your doctor concerning this if it does not resolve. ...Read more
Yes: Both of those diagnosis are real and fairly common. ...Read more
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.
Cortisone injections work well for certain type of bursitis involving the shoulder but work best in combination with therapy as above. ...Read more
Doubtful: I am sure your job utilizes your upper body, but I have worked with many hygenist for over 35 years some very active in many activities and never heard of anything like this. If it is related I would believe you would have a very poor posture problem and not what you would have been trained in training. ...Read more
I've had shoulder impingement 1 year. Doc said to do theraband exercises. After a week, I now have constant shoulder pain and now at night. Thoughts?
Return to your: Treating physician or at least let the physicians nurse know your response to the week of exercises, for further instructions. ...Read more
I have missed my period which was due on the 27th of last month. Iam on medicaiton for shoulder impingement taking celebrex, (celecoxib) mydocalm and reparil?
Missed Period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
I tripped and fell. I'm in a lot of pain and have a stiff neck. Can this fall aggravate my pre existing shoulder impingement & cervical radiculopathy?
It can: This could be what is going on. This depends upon what the status is of your preexisting problems. ...Read more
Two docs diagnosed me with shoulder impingement, but without mri. I am in constant pain. Nsaids don't help. Exercises make it worse. Cortisone? Mri?
Can a pectoral strain and/or costochondritis lead to a shoulder impingement on the same injured side? What does a shoulder impingement feel like?
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