All physical therapists are prepared through education and experience to treat shoulder impingement syndrome. Treatment Rest from the aggravating activites, ice, anti-inflammatory medicines and physical therapy are the mainstay of treatment.
Causes Insufficient room between the acromion and the rotator cuff can cause impingement. In rare, advanced cases of shoulder impingement, your rotator cuff can tear. Shoulder impingement is unlikely to be viewed on MRI.
The pressure within the tendon increases, which results in compression squeezing and reduced blood flow in the capillaries small blood vessels. After a few weeks, the shoulder pain worsened and Bob began to have difficulty just reaching into a cupboard to get a glass at home.
Following any type of shoulder surgery, you may need to briefly wear an arm sling.
Shoulder Anatomy In most parts of the body, bones are surrounded by the muscles. Scand J Med Sci Sports. Your doctor may suggest rest and activity modification, such as avoiding overhead activities. They may also give you some exercises that you can do at home, which may help you recover faster.
Often in the case of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, the scapula may be anteverted such that the shoulder on the affected side appears protracted.