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.