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Medical Library Topics Impingement syndrome

Impingement syndrome

Overview

Impingement syndrome is pain caused by a connective tissue (tendon) rubbing against the shoulder blade. It's caused by inflammation from repetitive shoulder activities. Injury and aging are other causes.

Symptoms

Pain may be consistent and increase with lifting or reaching movements.

Treatments

Rest, medications, and physical therapy can help.

Last Updated: June 13th, 2017