Shoulder injuries often hinder arm movement and basic activities, typically affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments, or even bones. Especially, shoulder impingement syndrome, wherein bones compress the rotator cuff, causes discomfort, particularly during movement. This occurs when shoulder swelling enlarges the rotator cuff, causing it to uncomfortably fit between the bones. Understanding this, we at Hart Orthopedics provide the best treatments tailored to each patient’s specific condition.

Understanding Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

When the top outer edge of the shoulder blade pinches the rotator cuff underneath, it causes shoulder impingement syndrome. The rotator cuff comprises a group of muscles that connect the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. When you raise your arm above your head or rotate it away and toward the body, you use the rotator cuff. 

The position of the cuff makes it susceptible to becoming pinched between the bones. This condition is known as shoulder impingement. The condition is a common cause of shoulder pain. It is especially common among athletes and highly active individuals. It is classified depending on the specific issue with types of shoulder impingement syndrome, including rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder bursitis, and acromion deformity. 

Pain is the most common symptom of the condition. The shoulder may feel tender to the touch, and pain radiates from the front to the side of the arm. The pain usually worsens at night, making it difficult to sleep. 

When Should You Seek Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Treatment?

Shoulder impingement typically arises from overuse, gradually causing stress on the rotator cuff and joint. Repetitive motions or activities involving shoulder twisting and turning can exacerbate the condition. While some experience impingement without a clear cause, others may develop it following a fall or accident.

At Hart Orthopedics, if persistent discomfort or pain afflicts your shoulder, seeking treatment is advisable. Through a physical examination and imaging tests, our experts can diagnose shoulder impingement and tailor the most effective treatment plan for you. While rest and ice packs may alleviate symptoms initially, ongoing issues may necessitate further intervention.

Should conservative measures like rest prove insufficient, physical therapy could be beneficial. Targeted exercises and stretches can enhance shoulder mobility and strength. Additionally, our healthcare providers may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers, cortisone injections, or even surgical options depending on the severity of your condition. 

Why Choose Hart Orthopedics' Shoulder Treatment Services?

When conservative treatments fall short in alleviating shoulder impingement syndrome, surgery may become necessary. At Hart Orthopedics, our shoulder treatment services offer the expertise of seasoned orthopedic surgeons dedicated to enhancing patients’ quality of life. We prioritize minimally invasive, muscle-sparing techniques to optimize recovery and minimize discomfort. 

Utilizing state-of-the-art resources such as advanced computer and robotic-assisted surgery, we ensure precision and effectiveness in our procedures. Our adept surgeons specialize in addressing soft tissue and ligament injuries, providing comprehensive care encompassing surgery, pain management, and rehabilitation. Trust Hart Orthopedics for advanced surgical solutions tailored to your individual needs.

If you have any inquiries about shoulder impingement syndrome surgery, do not hesitate to contact us today.