Shoulder impingement is a condition that affects the function of the shoulder joint, primarily involving the rotator cuff and the muscles and tendons in the area. Also called shoulder impingement syndrome, it refers to the irritation of tendons or bursa (small fluid sacs) that can occur when rubbing against the shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is…

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We see this injury quite often among our patients—here are the basic facts. If you experience shoulder pain, it is a good idea to see your doctor right away. What you might think is just a strain may actually be a torn rotator cuff. Without proper treatment, this condition can get worse and you may…

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You can prevent further damage to your rotator cuff by recognizing symptoms of a serious injury and contacting your doctor. Your rotator cuff consists of four separate muscles that come together over your shoulder joint. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which a shoulder can be injured, including tendonitis, arthritis, falls, athletic activities, bone spurs,…

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