Shoulder Impingement

The irritation of the rotator cuff tendons and inflammation of the bursa causes shoulder impingement. The repetitive movement of the shoulder or other physically exhausting sports activities like baseball or basketball can cause shoulder impingement. These activities can wear the tendons down and eventually cause a tear.

Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement

  • The pain in front of the shoulder may move into the arm. Moreover, it always ends before the elbow.
  • The inability of the patient to move their shoulder above their head.
AC - Seperation image of the shoulder.

Treatment of Shoulder Impingement

  • The use shoulder arthroscopy to remove inflamed tissues and removal of the part of the bone over rotator cuff to relieve pressure.
  • The doctor may advise rest to the patient.
  • Use of pain reduction medication like ibuprofen.
  • The patient is advised to use ice packs till the shoulder gets completely healed.