Impingement syndrome is an irritation of the structures between the upper portion of your arm and your shoulder blade mainly during overhead arm movements.
The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that help stabilize the humerus (upper arm bone), in the shoulder socket during arm movement.
The shoulder has great mobility but is in return susceptible to injury not only during falls and other accidents, but also if motor control is inadequate.
Men over 40 performing manual labor are the most affected with this condition. It is also present in young athletes practicing sports involving repeated overhead motion such as swimming, baseball or tennis.
Treatment of impingement injuries consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanical stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.
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