Impingement Syndrome

Upper Extremity Surgery – Impingement Syndrome

Impingement Syndrome occurs when the tendons over the shoulder become inflamed from rubbing in the Subacromial Space. This irritation thickens these tendons, causing more pain.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the front and side of the shoulder during forceful overhead motions
  • Pain at the back and front of the joint during abduction or ER (external rotation)

Treatment

  • Rest and ice
  • Slow return to sport
  • Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary
  • Injection of steroids when necessary
  • Stretching exercises
  • MRI or ultrasound
  • Physical Therapy