Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
This syndrome is caused when the soft tissues in the shoulder become pinched from repetitive overhead movements. Activities such as swimming, tennis and painting that require these movements can increase the risk for developing this debilitating condition. Other factors include abnormalities of the bone and joint; as well as injuries to the area. Once the soft tissues are damaged they rub painfully up against the acromion of the shoulder blade. This event causes pain and ultimately leads to restriction of the shoulder movements to compensate.