Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, also called swimmer’s or thrower’s shoulder, is caused by another injury such as bone spurs, rotator cuff strain, shoulder instability, muscle weakness, dysfunction of the scapula, or injury to the labrum.
What is it?
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is the impingement of the rotator cuff muscles through the subacromial space.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include gradual onset of pain, pain in abduction or external rotation movements, pain in 70-130 degree abduction, and swelling.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, analyzing biomechanics and posture, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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