shoulder impingement syndrome

shoulder impingement syndrome

A pain syndrome caused by abrasion of the posterior glenoid rim and the inner rotator cuff (RC), which, with time, is accompanied by bursitis and tendinitis. 

Clinical findings
Posterosuperior impingement affecting the articular surface of RC, which occurs in athletes who have extensive overhead activities (e.g., baseball pitchers) with the joint in extension, abduction and external rotation.

Diagnosis
Physical exam (e.g., testing of range of motion), bone spurs by imaging.

Management
NSAIDs, stretching in a hot shower, steroid injections.
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