What to know about shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer’s shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade pinching your rotator cuff beneath it. Shoulder impingement syndrome is more common in individuals who are involved in sports and other activities with a lot of overhead rotational motion – like volleyball, tennis, swimming, and baseball as well as things such as window washing and painting. Shoulder impingement can also result from an injury, such as a fall directly onto the shoulder or onto an outstretched arm.

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