Impingement | Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Impingement

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common shoulder condition seen in adults. Similar to rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis, shoulder impingement can bring your lifestyle to a halt. Let OCO provide relief with treatment options suited for your individual injury. We’re dedicated to helping live the life you love, without the pain.

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common shoulder condition. Impingement is very similar to rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis. Both of these conditions result in considerable pain and can even occur at the same time.

Symptoms of shoulder impingement syndrome include difficulty reaching overhead and pain when the arms are extended above the level of the shoulder. A feeling of weak shoulder muscles can also be a symptom of impingement syndrome. If chronic inflammation persists in the rotator cuff tendons over an extended period of time, the tendon can actually tear. This condition is better known as a rotator cuff tear. A torn rotator cuff often results in significant pain about the shoulder, difficulty with motion, and even difficulty performing routine or daily activity.

In most cases, an X-ray or MRI may be needed to determine the cause of the shoulder pain. Treatment options may include anti-inflammatory medications, daily exercises/ physical therapy regimen, or injection. If the pain and symptoms persist despite conservative care, surgical intervention may be needed to repair the tendon and improve the pain.

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