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How is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It's not
These conditions are similar and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff.
Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided.

In brief: It's not
These conditions are similar and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff.
Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided.
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