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What is Impingement Syndrome?

Description of the condition

Impingement syndrome is a condition in which the nerves in the shoulder girdle are compressed or irritated. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the shoulder and arm.


  • Lift-drop
  • Abduction-adduction
  • Rotation


Symptoms of impingement syndrome may include pain or discomfort in the shoulder or upper back, numbness or weakness in the arm, difficulty lifting and placing objects.


Causes of impingement syndrome may include injury or trauma, excessive strain on the shoulder girdle, abnormal structure or spur growth.


Diagnosis includes physical examination, measurement of strength and sensitivity, X-ray or MRI.


Treatment may include the use of medications, physical therapy, injections, or, in some cases, surgery.


Preventive measures include reducing the load on the shoulder girdle, proper lifting technique, and muscle strengthening.


Impingement syndrome is treated by neurologists or orthopedic surgeons.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.