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Impingement Syndrome with Acromion type 2...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2009
  • 07:57 PM

with mass effect of the supraspinatus. I'm having surgery in a month after a month of NSAIDS treatment (which did nothing). Is this necessary? Anyone had this?

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  • Hello, I am a physical therapist and have treated patients with this injury. When part of the acromion is pushing into the supraspinatus tendon, not only does the tendon become painful but there is an increased risk of tendon tears. Surgery is called a subacromial decompression which is when the hook of the acromion is removed to allow more space for the tendon. After surgery you will need to have PT to help improve range of motion and restore strength. To get an idea of the specific exercises that will be helpful for you, visit this site: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/ac-joint-pain.html Good luck and hope this helps.
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