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Condition Profile: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Last updated 6 years ago

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff, along with the subacromial bursa, become compressed against a boney protrusion called the acromion.

As these tissues continually rub against bone, they may become irritated and inflamed. This condition is typically caused by excessive use of the shoulder. Occupations that require repetitive overhead motions are common culprits. Minor pain may be present even when the shoulder is at rest.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Weakness in the shoulder
  • Sudden sharp pain when the should is used

If you're suffering from pain in your shoulder or Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, call Dr. Douglas Allen at New York Pain Medicine. Give us a call at (888) 755-2664 or visiting us online today.



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