Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
The shoulder joint is a unique configuration, with muscles and tendons surrounded by bone. Most joint bones are under the muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff is located between the upper arm and top shoulder bone, limiting the amount of space for these muscles and tendons. A variety of issues can occur if the rotator cuff becomes injured or inflamed, including shoulder impingement syndrome. Our physicians at Medici Spine & Pain can help diagnose and treat shoulder impingement syndrome and other related shoulder injuries.
When there is a strain on the rotator cuff tendons, inflammation is a normal response. Due to the configuration of the shoulder joint, inflammation of the rotator cuff can push against the surrounding bone. This restricts the blood vessels and blood flow, causing tendon damage. It can result in shoulder impingement syndrome symptoms, including:
- Aching pain in the shoulder
- Shoulder weakness
- Limited range of motion when reaching back and up
- Pain when reaching or lifting the arms
Shoulder impingement syndrome is linked with shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff injuries. One or all three issues can occur at the same time.
Recovering from Shoulder Impingement
Treatment for shoulder impingement syndrome and related shoulder injuries is vital for recovery and to prevent further damage. Reducing swelling and inflammation is important to help restore blood flow to the tendons for repair. Our team at Medici Spine & Pain will create a personalized treatment plan to minimize pain, improve healing and regain mobility in the shoulder. This can include physical therapy, injections and regenerative medicine options.
If you have shoulder pain, weakness or limited mobility, contact Medici Spine & Pain at our locations in the greater Atlanta area to schedule your appointment. We can determine the cause of your shoulder condition and create a treatment plan to give you relief and improved function.