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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?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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