Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Also known as Swimmer’s or even Thrower’s Shoulder, the condition known as Impingement Syndrome occurs when tendons at the rotator cuff (ie the supraspinatus, subscapularis minor and infraspinatus muscles) becoming ‘impinged’ as they pass through the subacromial space near the shoulder blade. Repetitive pinching results in inflamed and irritated tendons.

How to tell if you have shoulder impingement syndrome

You experience:

  • Pain when raising your arm above the head
  • Pain in the shoulder that worsens over time
  • Pain when turning the arm sidewards or outwards