Impingement occurs when inflammation, bone spurs, or fluid buildup
rotator cuff tendon to be squeezed and rub against a
Every time you raise your arm above your head, the upper tendon in
the rotator cuff (supraspinatus tendon) and the
bursa that lies on top of the tendon glide on the
underside of the upper end of your shoulder blade (acromion).
Over time, the tendon may wear against the underside of the
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
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