JSU Student Symposium 2021

Different Treatment Options for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome


Different Treatment Options for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome



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Majid Koozehchian, Kinesiology; Gina Mabrey, Kinesiology


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Treatments for shoulder impingements have been a popular topic of research for many years. When treating a shoulder impingement, it is not a far reach to suggest a method that directly determines the outcome. We analyzed several impingement treatment methods and attempted to compare the success rate of each method. Our goal was to determine which approaches were the most effective while preventing indirect benefits from combined treatment plans from skewing results. In most studies, a wide range of ages was included as well as a mixture of male and female participants. The initial injury method varied between participants. Results were consistent across treatments; however, the accurate comparison among methods was challenging. Manual stretching and physical rehabilitation showed positive results in improving both pain and range of motion. Corticosteroid injections appeared to be more effective than ultrasound-guided ozone therapy, although both significantly improved shoulder function and pain. Surgery also showed to be an effective treatment method, with a highly successful rehabilitation rate. Overall, it was difficult to determine which treatment is more beneficial due to different outcome measurement scales. These findings indicate that shoulder impingement treatment can be a fluid process, and several methods can be successful. Many treatment approaches need to be considered, depending on the circumstance, since there are various options.


student research, kinesiology


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Different Treatment Options for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome