Shoulder Impingement is a condition that develops when the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder are injured, leading to pain and movement impairments. People suffering from Shoulder Impingement may experience pain in the shoulder when moving the arm overhead, pain and discomfort when attempting to sleep, pain with throwing motions and other dynamic movement patterns.
HOW IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will diagnose the condition with a physical examination followed by x-rays and other imaging tests.
HOW IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT TREATED?
Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen are usually prescribed by the doctor. Stretching under warm shower or physical therapist is also recommended for the treatment. For severe conditions, cortisone injections might be considered by the doctor but only if required.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases anti-inflammatory medications can cause ulcers.