Subacromial Impingement

About Subacromial Impingements:

Subacromial impingement is a condition in which the rotator cuff muscle tendons are irritated and/or inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space of the shoulder. This can cause pain, weakness, and/or limited, even debilitated movement in the affected shoulder.

Signs & Symptoms:

  • Pain and weakness in the affected shoulder
  • Pain at night when lying on the affected shoulder
  • Full range of motion may be limited
  • Sensation of a grinding or popping during movement in the shoulder

How is it Treated?

  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain medications
  • Cortisone or other medication based injections
  • This injury may require surgery. Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered.

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