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Shoulder Impingement syndrome is a pain associated with shoulders. It occurs when there is impingement of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder. Overhead activity of the shoulder such as painting, swimming or lifting, especially repeated activity is a risk factor for shoulder impingement syndrome. Common symptoms include difficulty reaching up behind the back, pain with overhead use of the arm and weakness of shoulder muscles.
HOW IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a general physician who would do an X-ray and scan of the shoulder area to check for this.
HOW IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT TREATED?
Medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen are commonly prescribed. The treatment is often long term and requires patience in dealing with the condition. If one anti-inflammatory medication does not help within 10 to 14 days, then another one will be given until one that provides relief is found.
DID YOU KNOW?
Shoulder Impingement is often referred to as Swimmer’s Shoulder or Thrower’s Shoulder.