What Causes Impingement?

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What Causes Impingement?

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, tasked with various challenges throughout the day, requiring high levels of stability and a large range of motion. Unfortunately, the shoulder joint is predisposed to injury due to the intense demands every day, performance training, and repetitive throwing actions in sports. Shoulder impingement is one of the most common overuse injuries treated by our orthopedist in Garden City NY. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we offer effective treatment solutions for this problem. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of impingement. 


What Causes Impingement?

Shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the most common overuse injuries. Impingement refers to the compression of the soft tissues and muscles between the acromion bone and humerus. This compression can lead to inflammation, pain, and reduced ability to use your shoulder in its full range of motion. Significant force is generated through the shoulder in sports like swimming and baseball. This repetitive stress and compression are some of the primary causes of impingement. Damage to the rotator cuff muscles, rotator cuff tears, and bone spurs can also contribute to impingement. 


Whatever the cause may be, our orthopedist in Garden City NY offers several effective treatment solutions to manage this issue. 


Symptoms of Impingement

Shoulder impingement symptoms are marked by pain and localized tenderness in the front of the shoulder. You may also experience pain when you lift and lower your arm. Some of the symptoms of shoulder impingement may include:


  • Pain with activity and at rest. 
  • Radiating pain in the front of the shoulder and side of the arm. 
  • Sharp pain with reaching or lifting movements. 
  • Pain when throwing. 
  • Increased pain at night. 

Our orthopedist in Garden City NY will evaluate the root cause of your impingement and determine the appropriate treatment option. Conservative treatments generally involve rest, therapeutic exercise, and exercises. However, if these do not provide relief, surgery may be required to create space in the shoulder joint. 


Contact Us

If shoulder pain has interrupted your daily routine, our orthopedist in Garden City NY is here to help. Our team at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation provides comprehensive treatment for shoulder injuries, and will employ innovative techniques to keep your shoulder healthy long-term. Be sure to contact us today to schedule an appointment! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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