Shoulder impingement syndrome is a painful condition that may be caused by a car accident. It occurs when the rotator cuff muscles and tendons become inflamed where they pass through the narrow subacromial space. Impingement is different from rotator cuff tears or sprains, in which the ligament is stretched or torn. The muscles sometimes thicken, and the structure of the shoulder limits their movement. When a person is in a car accident in Florida, impingement syndrome often follows a whiplash injury.
Symptoms Associated with an Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Injury
- Difficulty reaching beyond shoulder level
- Weakness throughout the shoulder and arm
- Pain with normal arm movement
- Deep ache in the shoulder
If a shoulder impingement syndrome injury is not treated, the muscles can tear apart or rupture. Treatment for impingement syndrome includes NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications), temporary modification of activity, and stretching exercises. Surgery is rarely needed, but shoulder impingement can take a year or even more to resolve.
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