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Impingment

    Impingment

    Pain in the shoulder is often caused by subacromial impingement: “pinching” of the rotator cuff and biceps tendon by the “roof” (acromion process) of the shoulder. Initial treatment is usually conservative, with physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatories, and occasional cortisone injections, If conservative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is usually successful in removing the “bone spur” that causes the impingement.