Shoulder Impingement


What is Shoulder Impingement?

Many people refer to any pain in the shoulder as bursitis. The term bursitis really only meansthe shoulder bursa is inflammed. Tendonitis is when a tendon gets inflamed. This can be another source of pain in the shoulder. Many different problems can cause inflammation of the bursa or tendons. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is one of those problems. Impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendons rub against the roof of the shoulder.

Symptons of Shoulder Impingement

  • Shoulder joint becomes stiff
  • Weakness and inability to raise arm
  • Sharp pain when trying to reach your back


Causes of Shoulder Impingement

  • Overuse Injury
  • Bone spurs
  • The space between acromion and rotator cuff is narrowed


Treatment for Shoulder Impingement


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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