In most cases repetitive activities or injuries to the area cause inflammation to the tendons or joint surfaces making movement painful

How is painful arc treated?

Your consultant will do a full examination including assessing your range of motion. They may order an x-ray.

Sometimes impingement or small tears get better on their own with the help of anti-inflammatory painkillers and a change in the activity that may have caused them.

A steroid and local anaesthetic injection into your shoulder can sometime reduce pain.

Physiotherapy may help you gain strength and range of motion.

If conservative treatment is not successful your consultant may recommend shoulder surgery.

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