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Treatment for Shoulder Impingement

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Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint among patients of all ages. The shoulder is composed of three bones, the scapula (shoulder blade), collarbone (clavicle) and the upper arm bone (humerus). With so many structures within the shoulder, it can be extremely vulnerable to injury! Shoulder impingement results when the front of the shoulder blade (acromion) rubs against the rotator cuff, whenever a person lifts his or her arm. The rotator cuff is…