Would a cortisone injection be solution for shoulder 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. Cortisone injections work well for certain type of bursitis involving the shoulder but work best in combination with therapy as above.
Quite often. A steroid injection is a very common cure for shoulder impingement syndrome. Some times oral steroids, nsaid's and physical therapy are also needed. Probably the most important thing is time. This typically take 6-12 weeks to resolve once treatment begins. Ice and activity modification, in combination with the above treatment modalities, often solves this problem. If not, MRI may be needed.

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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?

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...
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...

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...

Hey doc I was given a cortisone injection for my shoulder impingment but it did not work still have pain. Does this help your diagnosis?

Sure. Frequently we will use injections as a diagnostic tool. If a sub acromial injection fails to relieve pain, you need to look at other locations as the source including the ball and socket joint or the ac joint. Read more...

I have l. Shoulder impingement w/frozen shoulder. Given 2 shoulder problems should a guided cortisone shot go into the subacromial space or the joint?

Subacromial. If u have impingement syndrome and a secondary adhesive capsulitis an injection into the subacromial space is warranted followed by a pt program to regain shoulder rom.If no improvement after a dedicated p.T. Regimen then selective arthroscopic capsulotomy and decompression followed by therapy to improve motion is often very helpful.Best of luck! Read more...