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What are symptoms of rotator cuff impingement?

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If you have a rotator cuff impingement, you’ll notice pain in your shoulder. Reaching your arms behind your back or raising them overhead will make the soreness worse. So will twisting motions, such as trying to put on a coat.

Some people wake up at night because of the pain.

Your symptoms could come on quickly if an injury is to blame. If you’re older, the signs could show up slowly over a period of time.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Impingement Syndrome,” “Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “How To Avoid Injuries to Your Rotator Cuff: Impingement Syndrome.”

American Family Physician: “Management of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tears.”

South Shore Hospital: “Rotator Cuff Impingement/Tendinopathy.”

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre/NHS Trust: “Shoulder Impingement.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 21, 2020

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Impingement Syndrome,” “Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “How To Avoid Injuries to Your Rotator Cuff: Impingement Syndrome.”

American Family Physician: “Management of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tears.”

South Shore Hospital: “Rotator Cuff Impingement/Tendinopathy.”

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre/NHS Trust: “Shoulder Impingement.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 21, 2020

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