Shoulder Impingement Treatment
Shoulder impingement is one of the most common causes of pain in the adult shoulder. It results from pressure on the rotator cuff from part of the shoulder blade (scapula) as the arm is lifted. The rotator cuff is a tendon linking four muscles: the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the subscapularis, and the teres minor. These muscles cover the “ball” of the shoulder (head of the humerus). The muscles work together to lift and rotate the shoulder properly after shoulder impingement therapy.
Cure Shoulder Impingement
Initial treatment to cure shoulder impingement includes activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. If non-surgical treatment does not relieve the pain, then minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery can be performed to remove bursitis and the bone spur.
Tired of shoulder pain and immobility? Contact KSF Orthopaedic Center today to learn more about impingement and treatment options, or to schedule your shoulder consultation. Learn more about shoulder impingement here.