Shoulder Impingement

Impingement Syndrome occurs when the tendons over the shoulder become inflamed from rubbing in the Subacromial Space. This irritation thickens these tendons, causing more pain.


  • Pain located in the front and side of the shoulder during forceful overhead motions
  • Pain at the back and front of the joint during abduction or ER (external rotation)


  • Rest and ice
  • Slow return to sport
  • Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary
  • Injection of steroids when necessary