The symptoms of this condition that an individual may experience with this condition are:
● Shoulder pain particularly with reaching overhead
● Feelings of stiffness and a dull ache rather than a sharp pain as in a tendon tear
● Increased pain with laying on the affected arm
● Shoulder weakness and loss of range of motionIf You Are Experiencing Symptoms, Schedule an Appointment Dr. Burke Orthopedics Immediately.
The treatment for true impingement syndrome will generally always be conservative unless it has progressed to the point that a tendon or other structure has torn leading to another diagnosis and possible surgery. Conservative approaches are:
● NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) drugs
● Discontinuation of the offending activity
● Cortisone injection
● Physical therapy in order to stretch and strengthen the appropriate musculature and help to reverse any muscular imbalance that may have resulted
If the above approaches fail to reduce pain, there is a surgery that your doctor may consider that widens the space within the joint in order to relieve friction and pinching of the tendon.