Shoulder impingement treatment is designed to address a condition that often occurs through trauma or natural wear and tear on the anatomy of the shoulder. For expert evaluation and treatment of any type of shoulder pain, residents of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding Florida areas can turn with confidence to the outstanding physicians at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. We proudly offer a full range of innovative treatments, including both surgical and non-surgical options, for conditions and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Shoulder impingement treatment might become necessary after an injury occurs to the rotator cuff muscles. These muscles naturally respond to trauma by swelling, but because they are surrounded by bone, the swelling can set in motion the following series of events:
- Pressure within the muscles increases, which results in compression and loss of blood flow in the small blood vessels.
- As the blood flow decreases, the muscle tissue can begin to fray, like a rope, and eventually tear.
- As a result, upward motions, such as reaching overhead or behind the back to put on a coat, can cause pain.
After diagnosing impingement syndrome and ruling out a full rotator cuff tear, a physician at Tampa Orthopaedic in Tampa, FL, might prescribe a shoulder impingement treatment regimen of activity modification, stretching and strengthening exercises, and anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief. Symptoms that persist despite noninvasive therapies are sometimes treated with cortisone injections. Innovative techniques like platelet rich plasma (PRP) and adult stem cell therapy can also potentially aid in the healing process of acutely damaged muscle, cartilage, or joint components.
To learn more about shoulder impingement treatment options, contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. Patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding Florida areas can receive personalized care from our exceptional team of orthopaedic experts, which is led by Daniel Murphy, M.D., a Board-certified surgeon who serves as a team physician for the New York Yankees, and Arnold Ramirez, M.D., a Board-certified sports medicine doctor who serves as a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.