Advanced Solutions for Shoulder Impingement

EmergeOrtho’s physicians have a level of expertise that only comes from decades of experience. Our team includes shoulder specialists who utilize the most innovative, groundbreaking methods to treat a variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions including pain from shoulder impingement, commonly known as swimmer’s shoulder.

What is shoulder impingement?

This common shoulder disorder is caused by improper alignment of the bones and tissues in the upper arm. Inflammatory conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff tears and arthritis are all closely related to impingement syndrome. It may also be called a pinched shoulder nerve.

If the rotator cuff becomes inflamed from overuse, there is a bone deformity, or a spur on the end of the shoulder blade, then the space between the upper arm bone and tip of the shoulder blade is narrowed. This causes the rotator cuff and its fluid-filled bursa to be squeezed or pinched. This impingement results in irritation and pain when the shoulder is raised.

Subacromial impingement decompression occurs in those who are middle-aged. The condition results from the rotator cuff and humerus pressing on the ligaments, causing pain with overhead activities.

EmergeOrtho offers an extensive array of services, ranging from joint replacement to physical therapy to the latest nonsurgical treatments for chronic joint pain. Each treatment plan is carefully crafted by our renowned experts to provide individualized, patient-centered care to help you emerge stronger.

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