Shoulder Impingement

Causes

Common causes of shoulder impingement include:

  • Normal wear and tear with age.
  • Repetitive stress. Repetitive overhead movement of your arms can stress your rotator cuff muscles and tendons, causing inflammation and eventually tearing. This occurs often in athletes and people in the building trades, such as painters and carpenters.
  • Falls. Using your arm to break a fall or falling on your arm can bruise or tear a rotator cuff tendon or muscle.

 

26 February, 2012