Shoulder Impingement Treatment
The unique design of the shoulder joint can result in the tendons, muscles and bursae to be put under pressure or impinged by bone. While most bones are covered with tendons, muscles and ligaments, the shoulder joint has bones confining soft tissues. Shoulder impingement occurs when bones of the joint irritate the soft tissues, causing shoulder pain, weakness and functional issues. Caliber Pain™ offers effective shoulder impingement treatment at our medical facility in New York City.
Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
If you touch the top of your shoulder, you will feel bone under the skin. Under the acromion (the top of the shoulder bone), the rotator cuff and bursa reside. These tissues are trapped between the acromion and humeral head. When tendons are inflamed from a rotator cuff tear or tendonitis, or there is shoulder bursitis, these tissues can be irritated with the shoulder bones during movement. The acromion may rub against the bursa or tendons, especially when lifting the arm. This can cause shoulder impingement syndrome symptoms, which include:
- Pain when lifting the arm to shoulder height or beyond
- Pain radiating from the front of the shoulder down into the upper arm
- Weakness in the shoulder
- Shoulder pain when sleeping
- Sudden pain when reaching up
- Difficulty and pain reaching behind and up
Shoulder impingement syndrome can occur in tandem with bursitis, osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tears that also have pain and functional symptoms. It is important to have a comprehensive evaluation to determine the various shoulder disorders that may be coinciding to cause shoulder issues. Our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ offer advanced diagnosis and shoulder impingement treatment options. We focus on the source of shoulder pain and dysfunction, creating a treatment plan to reduce discomfort and promote quicker healing.
If you have shoulder pain that is interrupting your sleep or limiting your mobility, come see our team at Caliber Pain™ in Midtown Manhattan.