The painful shoulder: Part II. Intrinsic disorders and impingement syndrome

J. D. Zuckerman, S. C. Mirabello, D. Newman, M. Gallagher, F. Cuomo

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Intrinsic disorders that can cause shoulder pain include arthritis, gout, pseudogout and osteonecrosis. In its mildest form, impingement syndrome may cause only minimal discomfort. At its worst, impingement syndrome may lead to rotator cuff tear. Bicipital tendinitis and rupture of the biceps tendon may also be associated with impingement. Early rehabilitative intervention is important. Physical therapy is directed toward restoring range of motion and muscle strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-512
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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