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Shoulder Impingement Question


Hi. I was diagnosed by my orthopedic surgeon with right shoulder impingement about 2 1/2 months ago.
Have been in PT for 8 weeks and am still having very sharp pains in front of shoulder down the front part of my arm.
It only hurts when I move it a certain way, mostly when I put my arm behind me to reach into my back pocket and hurts when I lift it when laying in bed at night. Also, is very sore when I first get up in the morning until I have had a hot shower or been moving around some to work out the soreness.
Where do I go from here? Could it be something besides shoulder impingement? Do I need to be icing it or heating it? do I continue PT at this point? Thanks.


  1. Light stretching, band exercises for shoulder/upper back, bicep/tricep curls. Ankle weights on my arm doing light exercises for the ratator cuff and shoulder muscles. Ultrasound and ice after my exercises. Thanks.