Symptoms of shoulder impingement

If you're concerned about experiencing shoulder impingement in Chicago, keep an eye out for the following specific set of symptoms:

  • Shoulder Pain: Persistent shoulder joint pain may worsen with overhead activities or reaching behind the back.
  • Weakness: The weakening of the shoulder muscles affects your ability to perform specific movements or tasks.
  • Limited Range of Motion: Reduced ability to move the shoulder freely, particularly when lifting or rotating the arm.
  • Night Pain: Discomfort or pain that disturbs your sleep, often due to inflammation or tendon irritation.
  • Clicking or Catching Sensation: A sensation of clicking, catching, or grinding within the shoulder joint during movement.
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At HSA, our experienced specialists employ a comprehensive approach to diagnose shoulder impingement in Chicago. We begin with a detailed evaluation, which includes:

  • A thorough examination of your shoulder
  • A review of your medical history
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans

These diagnostic tests will allow us to assess the extent of the impingement, identify any underlying causes, and develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

What are the treatments for shoulder impingement?

Our board-certified specialists at HSA offer various treatment options to manage shoulder impingement and relieve your symptoms effectively. Depending on the severity of your condition, your treatment plan may include:

Non-surgical treatments

  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and stretches to strengthen the shoulder muscles, improve flexibility, and correct imbalances.
  • Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroid injections to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Rest and Activity Modification: Temporary restriction of activities that aggravate symptoms, allowing the shoulder to heal.

Minimally invasive treatments

  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections: Precise administration of medication or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to alleviate pain and promote healing.
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT): Using high-energy shockwaves stimulates the body's natural healing response and reduces inflammation.

Surgical treatments

  • Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: Minimally invasive procedure to create more space within the shoulder joint, relieving pressure on the tendons and reducing impingement.
  • Rotator Cuff Repair: Surgical intervention to repair damaged or torn tendons within the rotator cuff, addressing underlying impingement causes.
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Why Choose HSA?

Regarding shoulder impingement, HSA offers specialized expertise and patient-centered care. Our board-certified specialists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder impingement. Their technical expertise in orthopedics and microvascular surgery gives them the knowledge and skills to provide the highest quality care for your condition. We offer a comprehensive approach to shoulder impingement care, providing a range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options tailored to your needs.

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Patient-centered care

Because we prioritize your well-being and provide compassionate, patient-centered care, our team will develop an individualized treatment plan to address your symptoms and improve shoulder function. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you through every step of your treatment journey.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, limited range of motion, or other symptoms of shoulder impingement, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact HSA today to schedule an appointment and let our team of experts provide you with the specialized care you deserve. Together, we will work towards relieving your symptoms and restoring optimal shoulder function.

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