Shoulder Impingement

Impingement Syndrome
Impingement syndrome happens when the rotator cuff tendons get trapped in the shoulder joint.

What causes impingement syndrome?
Overuse can cause this injury to occur. A trauma such as an accident or a fall can also cause this injury. This is a common injury in swimmers and throwers as well as racket players and sports people who make repetitive movements with their arms above their shoulders.

What are the symptoms?
Symptoms are pain in the shoulders when the arm is lifted above the shoulder, pain when you lift your arm forwards and upwards quickly and possible inflammation in the shoulder area.