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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is also called as swimmer's shoulder, tennis shoulder, or rotator cuff tendinitis. It is the condition of inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint caused by motor vehicle accidents, trauma, and while playing sports such as tennis, baseball, swimming and weight lifting.

Individuals with shoulder impingement may experience severe pain at rest and during activities, weakness of the arm and difficulty in raising the hand overhead. X-rays and MRI scans show the injury and inflammation. Shoulder impingement can be treated with rest, ice packs, anti-inflammatory drugs, and avoiding the activities involving the shoulder. Physical therapy may be advised to strengthen the muscles and steroid injections may be given if pain persists. Arthroscopic surgery is recommended if the rotator cuff tendons are torn and to remove the bony spurs.

Locations & Directions

  • Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists – Orange
    1310 W. Stewart Drive
    Suite 508
    Orange, CA 92868
  • Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists - Mission Viejo
    25982 Pala Drive, # 230,
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists - Irvine
    4980 Barranca Parkway
    Suite 220
    Irvine, CA 92604