How does one fix an impingement of the shoulder, rotator cuff area? Could it get better on its own over time? And what does impingement mean anyway?

Inflammation. Impingement means pinching of the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder which in turn cause inflammation.Treatment can be conservative with physical therapy, anti -inflammatory, steroid injection or even surgery in small percentage of pt.Up to 90 % can be recover within 6 months or so.
Great Question. Impingement has become a very controversial topic. Be careful deciding on surgery with just the diagnosis of impingement. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/.