Shoulder impingement

Last revised by Karen Machang'a on 26 Sep 2023

Shoulder impingement describes a group of conditions characterized by the entrapment of musculoskeletal soft tissue within the shoulder, which primarily results in pain. The catching of the affected structures may be structural and/or functional in etiology 2.

Types of shoulder impingement include 1,2:

Clinical tests

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: subacromial shoulder impingement
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