Impingement Syndrome

Impingement syndrome is a condition whereby one or more of the tendons that move the arm become ‘pinched’ or ‘crushed’ between the bones of the shoulder joint.

Repetitive movements are nearly always involved in the development of the condition; particularly activities which involve lifting or raising the arm.

Eventually, the tendons of the associated muscles become irritated, inflamed and painful.


The following symptoms are associated with impingement syndrome:

  • Pain into the affected shoulder when attempting to raise the arm.
  • Pain which is worse during or after exercise and easier with rest.
  • Tenderness when pressing the side or front of the shoulder joint.
  • Difficulty undertaking day to day activities such as dressing or combing hair.


Impingement syndrome is not serious but tends to get worse over time if left untreated.

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