Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

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This is a painful pinching of soft tissues in your shoulder. It happens when these tissues rub and press against a part of your shoulder blade called the "acromion." This can irritate your rotator cuff tendons, and also a soft sac called the "subacromial bursa."

What is shoulder impingement syndrome?

This detailed video describes the condition of shoulder impingement syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Your shoulder may improve with medications and rest. You may benefit from steroid injections and physical therapy. If these don't help, you may need surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.