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Old 02-22-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: Impingement Syndrome?

I developed Shoulder impingement syndrome in 2008. Basically, I ended up with bursitis and tendonitis. When the impingement happens things in the shoulder stay inflammed and swollen. I tried a couple months of treatment with a PT which really didn't help. I finally saw a shoulder orthopedic specialist. He gave me a cortizone shot that really helped for a while. It was really diagnostic though. Eventually I lost a bunch of range of motion and decided to have surgery in April 2008. It is called arthroscopic subacromial decompression. They "cleaned up" the debris in my shoulder and shaved down a bit of bone under the clavical. Within months, my ROM returned and I was back to "normal".

You can try some PT, but I recommend seeing a shoulder specialist before it gets too bad. Left untreated, it can lead to rotator cuff tears due to the constant irritation.

Good luck,
MountainReader
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