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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement or swimmer’s shoulder is the pain and inflammation when the connective tissue rubs on the shoulder blades due to repeated shoulder movements. It is the most common cause of shoulder pain in swimmers, tennis players, painters, especially when they have bone and joint defects. Pain medication, daily stretch exercise, hot pack application can relieve pain. However, it is better to avoid repeated overhead activity temporarily until the condition subsides.

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How to fix a shoulder impingement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39-years-old female. I am obese. I have pain in my left trapezius muscle, shoulder, between the shoulder blades, and the left arm with muscle spasms and trapped nerve. I am taking tablet Aripiprazole for schizoaffective disorder and I had chinese pain massage therapy for two times...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two ongoing issues, impingement of shoulder and the cervically tapered nerve. I advise you to take a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of neck and shoulder or to get clinical examination. I suggest you to start of with physiotherapy, shoulder setting exercis...  Read Full »

I have pinching pain in my left shoulder that subsides with rest and medications but recurs when I exercise. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I went on a trip eight months ago, and I swam in a swimming tank for a long time. I have also been exercising regularly in the gym for more than two years. However, while exercising with weights, I experienced a mild pinching pain in my left shoulder eight months back. After that, though,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Can you please send me a picture marking the area of the shoulder where you feel the pain exactly? And your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports reveal nothing abnormal about the shoulder (attachment removed to ...  Read Full »

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