Rev Med Brux. 1995 Jul-Aug; 16(4): 171-7.
[Role of conservative treatment in impingement syndromes of the shoulder]
Service de Rhumatologie, HÃ´pital Erasme, Bruxelles.
The impingement syndrome of the shoulder could be primary when the origin is abnormalities of the coracoacromial arch, or secondary when the problem concerns the tendons, the hyperlaxity of the joint or an imbalance between the different muscles. In every case, the treatment has to be first of all conservative, including analgesics, anti inflammatory drugs and rehabilitation. A review of these therapeutic procedures is done.