What is shoulder impingement syndrome?

Impingement in the shoulder can occur externally and internally. External shoulder impingement syndrome involves the rotator cuff tendon getting pinched underneath the overlying bone called the acromion. Internal shoulder impingement syndrome usually occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint abnormally pinches the socket.

What are the symptoms of impingement syndrome?

  • Classic symptoms of shoulder impingement include pain radiating from the outer arm to several inches below the shoulder.
  • You may also experience pain at the front, side or back of the shoulder.
  • Symptoms are usually aggravated by activities that require reaching behind and across the body and by raising the arms over the head.

What treatment options are available?

If the symptoms persist, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yoon. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed and a treatment plan can then be discussed based on the findings.

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