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Shoulder Impingement

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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is also called as swimmer's shoulder, tennis shoulder, or rotator cuff tendinitis. It is the condition of inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint caused by motor vehicle accidents, trauma, and while playing sports such as tennis, baseball, swimming and weight lifting.

Individuals with shoulder impingement may experience severe pain at rest and during activities, weakness of the arm and difficulty in raising the hand overhead. X-rays and MRI scans show the injury and inflammation. Shoulder impingement can be treated with rest, ice packs, anti-inflammatory drugs, and avoiding the activities involving the shoulder. Physical therapy may be advised to strengthen the muscles and steroid injections may be given if pain persists. Arthroscopic surgery is recommended if the rotator cuff tendons are torn and to remove the bony spurs.

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Douglas Clinic - Thunder Basin Orthopaedics-Sports MedicineDouglas Clinic
808 Riverbend Drive
Douglas, WY 82633
Tel: (307) 358-6200
Gillette linic - Thunder Basin Orthopaedics-Sports MedicineGillette Clinic
2901 Powder Basin Ave
Gillette, WY 82718
Tel: (307) 682-6222
Casper Clinic - Thunder Basin Orthopaedics-Sports MedicineCasper Clinic
6600 E. 2nd Street
Casper, WY 82609
Tel: (307) 358-6200
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