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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement) Summary

Description: Compression of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa between the humeral head and structures that make up the coracoacromial arch and the humeral tuberosities. This condition is associated with subacromial bursitis and rotator cuff (largely supraspinatus) and bicipital tendon inflammation, with or without degenerative changes in the tendon. Pain that is most severe when the arm is abducted in an arc between 40 and 120 degrees, sometimes associated with tears in the rotator cuff, is the chief symptom. (From Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes and Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)

Also Known As: Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement; Impingement Syndrome, Shoulder; Impingement Syndrome, Subacromial; Impingement Syndromes, Shoulder; Impingement Syndromes, Subacromial Show All >>

Networked: 120 relevant articles (16 outcomes, 33 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : IBA
  2. Ketorolac : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  3. Triamcinolone (Aristocort) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 27
  4. tenoxicam : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  5. methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 17 Generic
  6. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 168 Generic
  7. Tetracaine (Amethocaine) : 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 3 Generic
  8. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM) : 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  9. Pain-Free : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  10. Aluminum : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
  3. Rupture
  4. Shoulder Pain
  5. Bursitis (Adhesive Capsulitis)
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Key Therapies for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

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  1. Injections : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 21 results
  2. Decompression : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 29 results
  3. Musculoskeletal Manipulations (Manipulative Therapy) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 10 results
  4. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 5 results
  5. Resistance Training : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results
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