What is Impingement Syndrome?
Impingement syndrome is a condition where patients have regular pain related to inflammation around the rotator cuff tendon and bursa, which may be caused by poor shoulder mechanics or abnormal anatomy, which puts them at risk for this condition. It is often treated with oral anti-inflammatories (Motrin, Aleve), steroid injections, physical therapy and/or arthroscopic surgery. Many times mechanics can be restored through a combination of inflammatory-relieving medications/injections and physical therapy. Shoulder surgery is reserved for those patients who do not respond to these conservative treatments.