Dr. Sayyad's Orthopaedic Clinic

Shoulder Impingement

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Welcome to Dr. Sayyad’s Orthopaedic Clinic, where we are dedicated to providing expert orthopaedic care, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. One common ailment that we address with precision and care is shoulder impingement. This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the narrow space between the acromion (a part of the shoulder blade) and the head of the humerus (upper arm bone). In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the details of shoulder impingement and how our clinic, Dr. Sayyad’s Orthopaedic Clinic, excels in providing effective and personalized care.

Understanding Shoulder Impingement:

Shoulder impingement is a prevalent orthopaedic condition that often arises due to overuse of the shoulder, especially in activities that involve repetitive overhead motions. Athletes, such as swimmers, baseball players, and weightlifters, are commonly affected, but anyone can develop shoulder impingement due to various factors like age, poor posture, or previous injuries. The impingement occurs when the space between the acromion and the humerus narrows, leading to compression and irritation of the tendons and bursa in the shoulder.

Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement:

Patients with shoulder impingement typically experience pain, weakness, and limited range of motion in the affected shoulder. The pain may be sharp and focused on the outer part of the shoulder, worsening with overhead movements or reaching behind the back. Over time, if left untreated, shoulder impingement can lead to more severe conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and chronic inflammation.

Our Approach at Dr. Sayyad’s Orthopaedic Clinic:

At Dr. Sayyad’s Orthopaedic Clinic, we pride ourselves on offering patient-centric and evidence-based care for shoulder impingement. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists employ a multidisciplinary approach to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

  1. Accurate Diagnosis:

The first step in addressing shoulder impingement is a thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging techniques such as MRI and ultrasound. These tools allow us to precisely assess the extent of the impingement, identify any associated injuries, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

  1. Personalized Treatment Plans:

Once diagnosed, our expert orthopaedic team at Dr. Sayyad’s Orthopaedic Clinic develops personalized treatment plans for each patient. Our approach may include a combination of conservative treatments and, if necessary, surgical interventions. Conservative treatments often involve:

a. Physical therapy: Targeted exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and improve shoulder flexibility.

b. Anti-inflammatory medications: Medications to reduce pain and inflammation.

c. Rest and activity modification: Giving the shoulder time to heal by avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms.

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