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Pragmatic Study of Corticosteroid Injections and Manual Physical Therapy for the Shoulder Impingement SyndromeCorticosteroid Injections and Manual Physical Therapy for SIS

Brooke K. Coombes, PhD; and Bill Vicenzino, PhD
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From University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-1405.

Requests for Single Reprints: Bill Vicenzino, PhD, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Therapies Building 84A, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia; e-mail, b.vicenzino@uq.edu.au.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Coombes and Vicenzino: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Therapies Building 84A, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(3):224-225. doi:10.7326/M14-1405
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In this issue, Rhon and colleagues compared the effective-ness of corticosteroid injections and manual physical therapy in treating the shoulder impingement syndrome and found that clinical outcomes are similar. The editorialists discuss the study and stress that physicians should discuss patient preferences, the availability of practitioners, and other care options when choosing a plan to manage shoulder pain.

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