Billable Medical Code for Other Affections of Shoulder Region, Not Elsewhere Classified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 726.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 726.2.
The Short Description Is: Shoulder region dis NEC.
Shoulder impingement is also known as cannot touch small of back, coracoid impingement, impingement syndrome of L shoulder, impingement syndrome of left shoulder, impingement syndrome of R shoulder, impingement syndrome of right shoulder, impingement syndrome of shoulder, impingement syndrome of shoulder region, scapulohumeral fibrositis, shoulder girdle weakness, and subacromial impingement. This applies to periarthritis of shoulder and scapulohumeral fibrositis.
Shoulder Impingement Definition and Symptoms
Shoulder impingement is a syndrome where the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles are irritated and inflamed. This is a very common cause of shoulder pain. Some common causes of shoulder impingement are painting, tennis, swimming, and anything with a repetitive, above the head motion. Symptoms include difficulty reaching up back, severe pain when trying to reach overhead, if the tendons are injured for long the tendon can eventually tear into two.