Shoulder Impingement, also called bursitis or tendinitis, is caused when the rotator cuff and the subacromial bursa get pinched underneath the acromion when doing overhead activities. The impingement of the rotator cuff and subacromial bursa causes pain.
Shoulder impingement occurs from repetitive motion of the shoulder, typically overhead motions. Impingement is common in athletes who play sports that involve repetitive overhead motions, such as baseball, softball, volleyball and swimming. It can also occur from occupational or household activities, like painting, carpentry or stocking shelves.
Shoulder impingement symptoms are extremely common in athletes. Athletes typically have pain in the front or side of the shoulder and pain levels worsen with continued use of the shoulder. An increase in pain at night and while sleeping is also common.
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