Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome, sometimes called swimmer’s or thrower’s shoulder, is caused by impingement of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles as they pass through the subacromial space. With repetitive pinching (overhead activities), the tendons become irritated and inflamed and  can lead to thickening of the tendons or inflammation of the surrounding bursae.


Treatment for shoulder impingement is based around reducing pain and inflammation, increasing mobility and strength whilst identifying and correcting the possible causes to ensure it does not reoccur.