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Shoulder Impingement

What is Shoulder Impingement?

Shoulder Impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain, especially for those whose daily routines require repetitive overhead movements such as lifting, painting or throwing.  The condition occurs when the fluid-filled sacs (bursa) or the tendons of the shoulder become impinged or inflamed. Over time, this impingement can lead to the thinning of the tendons and increased risk for other injuries, such as Rotator Cuff Tears.  

If you have Shoulder Impingement the common symptoms can include:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Pain when raising the shoulder
  • Pain when putting on a shirt or jacket

The Board Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OSS Health have helped thousands of patients with Shoulder Impingements return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.

How is Shoulder Impingement Treated at OSS Health?

Shoulder Impingement rarely requires surgery, unless the impingement has caused damage to the ligaments or tendons of the shoulder.  However, in most cases, the Board Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists use a conservative treatment plan to treat shoulder impingement.

These treatment options can include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Injection Therapy
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