Impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons over the shoulder become inflamed from rubbing in the subacromial space. This irritation thickens these tendons, causing more pain.
- Pain located in the front and side of the shoulder during forceful overhead motions
- Pain at the back and front of the joint during abduction or ER (external rotation)
- Rest and ice
- Slow return to sport
- Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary
- Injection of steroids when necessary