Understanding Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Causes and Treatment Options

Shoulder pain can be debilitating and frustrating, especially when it interferes with your daily activities. One common cause of shoulder pain is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS). It is a common disorder that occurs when the tendons or bursa in the shoulder become compressed or impinged upon, leading to pain and inflammation. In this blog post, we will look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for SIS, and how POSMC can help patients with this condition.

Causes of SIS: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome occurs when the tendons or bursa in your shoulder are repeatedly pinched or compressed. Repetitive activities that require overhead motions, such as lifting, throwing, or reaching, are the most common causes of SIS. Some other factors that may contribute to SIS include age, poor posture, joint abnormalities, and muscle imbalances.

Symptoms of SIS: The most common symptom of SIS is pain in the shoulder that worsens when you lift your arm. Other symptoms include weakness, stiffness, and a clicking or popping sensation in the shoulder. In severe cases, SIS can also lead to a loss of mobility and function in the affected shoulder.

Treatment Options for SIS: The treatment options for SIS depend on the severity of the condition. In mild cases, rest and physical therapy may be sufficient to alleviate symptoms. Physical therapy can help to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder and reduce inflammation. In more severe cases, medication may be prescribed to relive pain and inflammation. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove any bone spurs or inflamed tissue.

How can POSMC help? POSMC is a leading orthopedic practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons can create a personalized treatment plan based on the patient’s individual needs and condition severity. We offer a range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help patients manage their SIS symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome can be an uncomfortable and painful condition that affects many people, especially those who engage in repetitive overhead activities. The good news is that SIS can be effectively managed with the right treatment plan that includes physical therapy, medication, and even surgery in severe cases. If you are experiencing shoulder pain and suspect that you may have SIS, reach out to POSMC today to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthopedic surgeons. Our team can help you manage your symptoms and get back to doing the activities you love without pain or discomfort.

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Dr. Randal L. Troop

Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine
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Shoulder, Elbow and Upper extremity
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Dr. John E. McGarry

General Orthopedics, Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine
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Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist
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