impingement syndrome


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su·pra·spi·na·tus syn·drome

pain on elevating arm and tenderness on deep pressure over the supraspinatus tendon; due to pressure of an injured or inflamed tendon or inflamed subacromial bursa coming into contact with the overlying acromial process when the arm is elevated over the shoulder level.

su·pra·spi·na·tus syn·drome

pain on elevating arm and tenderness on deep pressure over the supraspinatus tendon; due to pressure of an injured or inflamed tendon or inflamed subacromial bursa coming into contact with the overlying acromial process when the arm is elevated over the shoulder level.

impingement syndrome

n.
A group of symptoms in the shoulder including progressive pain and impaired function, resulting from inflammation of or injury to the rotator cuff that causes encroachment by surrounding bony structures and ligaments, such as the acromion.

impingement syndrome

a progressive condition of shoulder pain and dysfunction, usually caused by repetitive placement of the arm in overhead positions. The disorder is a common sports injury, particularly among persons who participate in baseball, tennis, swimming, and volleyball.

impingement syndrome

Rehab medicine A condition caused by the limiting of space between bones and fascia, compromising blood flow and irritating nerves passing through the space Example Carpal tunnel syndrome which affects middle-aged ♀; shoulder IS, where the space beneath the coraco-acromial arch for the supraspinatus and biceps tendons is ↓, resulting in a painful arc of movement and paresthesias, common in competitive swimmers Mechanism Ischemia due to vascular stenosis or an osteophyte rubbing the acromium, which is common in throwing, serving, and other sports. See Carpal tunnel syndrome.

im·pinge·ment syn·drome

(im-pinj'mĕnt sin'drōm)
Chronic shoulder pain and disability due to trauma to the rotator cuff (particularly the supraspinatus tendon), which results in compression of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa between the humeral head and the structures of the coraco acromial arch.

Patient discussion about impingement syndrome

Q. what does c4-5 mild central disk bulging impinging upon cervical cord without spinal stenosis or distortion of the cord . mild righ neural foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral joint hypertropy mean

A. Well this basically means there is a very small narrowing of the cervical (your neck area) spinal canal (where the spinal cord is), however the narrowing does not cause any damage to the spinal cord, therefore probably does not cause any major symptoms involving the nerves. The c4-5 bulging part refers to the part in between the two cervical vertebras c4 and c5, in which the disc (a part in the spinal cord) is sliding a bit side-ways, but again, it does not seem to be causing any trouble.

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1972) Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder.
Soft-tissue and osseous impingement syndrome of the ankle: Role of imaging in diagnosis and management.
Neer classification system for shoulder impingement syndrome Stage Description Treatment 1 * reversible inflammation, edema rest, conservative and hemorrhage of the bursa, treatment subacromial space and rotator cuff 2 * irreversible rotator cuff rest, conservative fibrosis and tendinitis treatment, surgery * partial-thickness rotator cuff tear * recurrent pain with activity 3 * partial- or full-thickness surgery rotator cuff tear * bone spurs and excrescences * tendon tear/rupture 4 * rotator cuff tear arthropathy surgery * progressive disability From: Neer (40,41) Table 2.
Incidentally, there's no association between rotator cuff injury or shoulder impingement syndrome and subsequent development of glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
These injuries are really a type of tendonitis that is also called impingement syndrome.
Subacromial impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain.
I also have Impingement Syndrome (muscle spasms in the shoulder),'' Stevens said.
It then answers questions about specific shoulder problems (dislocation, separation, tendinitis, bursitis, impingement syndrome, torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, and fracture) as well as diseases that can cause shoulder pain (arthritis, myofascial pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and thoracic outlet syndrome).
Bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, adhesive capsulitis, impingement syndrome, avascular necrosis, glenohumeral osteoarthritis, suprascapular nerve injury, brachial plexus neuritis, neuropathic shoulder syndrome due to syringomyelia, upper mediastinal tumors, and aneurysms may be listed among the very many causes of shoulder pain (1).