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I have a impinged shoulder, what is the best treatment?

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Dr. Don Buford
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rest, meds, ice

First rest from any aggravating activities for at least several weeks.
U can try Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) to help decrease inflammation. Ice sometimes helps relieve symptoms. If there is no improvement in 2-4 weeks u should be evaluated to make sure u don't have a more serious injury. Some shoulder strengthening and scapula stabilization exercises will help too.

In brief: Rest, meds, ice

First rest from any aggravating activities for at least several weeks.
U can try Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) to help decrease inflammation. Ice sometimes helps relieve symptoms. If there is no improvement in 2-4 weeks u should be evaluated to make sure u don't have a more serious injury. Some shoulder strengthening and scapula stabilization exercises will help too.
Dr. Don Buford
Dr. Don Buford
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Therapy/anti-inflam

Mainstay of treatment is physical therapy and anti-inflammatories.
Failure to improve with these measures over 8-12 weeks should prompt eval by orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Therapy/anti-inflam

Mainstay of treatment is physical therapy and anti-inflammatories.
Failure to improve with these measures over 8-12 weeks should prompt eval by orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rest

Usually a period of rest, anti-inflammatory medication for about 10 days then a rotator cuff strengthening program. Also avoidance of activities that involve your shoulder going above the eye level.

In brief: Rest

Usually a period of rest, anti-inflammatory medication for about 10 days then a rotator cuff strengthening program. Also avoidance of activities that involve your shoulder going above the eye level.
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Anti - inflammatory

Try an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, as directed on the label.
Ice the shoulder for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Physical therapy is also helpful

In brief: Anti - inflammatory

Try an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, as directed on the label.
Ice the shoulder for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Physical therapy is also helpful
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Robert Lupo
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rest, ice, nSAID, Pt

Impingement = rotator cuff tendinitis possibly a torn tendon.
The pain is coming from inflammation in the rotator cuff tendon. The treatment involves decreasing the inflammation which means resting the shoulder, taking anti-inflammatories, ice, performing stretching exercises to relieve tension across the rotator cuff tendon and judicious use of cortisone injections into the shoulder.

In brief: Rest, ice, nSAID, Pt

Impingement = rotator cuff tendinitis possibly a torn tendon.
The pain is coming from inflammation in the rotator cuff tendon. The treatment involves decreasing the inflammation which means resting the shoulder, taking anti-inflammatories, ice, performing stretching exercises to relieve tension across the rotator cuff tendon and judicious use of cortisone injections into the shoulder.
Dr. Robert Lupo
Dr. Robert Lupo
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