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Shoulder Impingement Treatment

There are multiple conditions that can restrict the mobility of the shoulder. Injuries to the tendons, labrum, bones, ligaments or other tissues can result in shoulder impingement and may require treatment. Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center offers advanced options in shoulder impingement treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in Miami, FL.

The shoulder has a creative design that allows the arm to swing in a wide range. To create this incredible mobility, there is a configuration of tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues like bursae that are located between the various shoulder and arm bones. Injuries, repetitive use, degenerative diseases and other conditions can affect these soft tissues, causing inflammation and swelling. Due to their location between the bones, this can cause restriction or impingement in the shoulder joints.

Causes of Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a symptom of several injuries or conditions that can impact the shoulder. Anything that causes inflammation, swelling or loose bodies within the shoulder may restrict movement and cause pain. Some of the possible causes of shoulder impingement or immobility include:

  • Rotator cuff tears and injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Labral tears
  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive movements or overuse of the shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures or dislocations
  • Frozen shoulder

Shoulder impingement treatment depends on the cause of the immobility. Treatment for the underlying cause is the first step in recovery, followed by rehabilitation of the shoulder joint. Many shoulder conditions can be treated without surgery, but severe injuries or restrictions in the joint may need orthopedic surgery to restore mobility, strength and range of motion.

Shoulder impingement can occur at any age with an injury, but it becomes more common as you get older due to degenerative disease and deterioration within the joint tissues. Since shoulder movement is vital to performing many routine tasks, it is important to seek medical care from a shoulder specialist if you are experiencing impingement. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach area, Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center offers shoulder impingement treatment at our clinic in Miami, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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