Shoulder tendon, trapped
Shoulder impingement syndrome is pain and often weakness when you raise your arm, caused by a muscle tendon "catching" in your shoulder.
It involvestherotator cuff tendon a tough, rubbery cord that connects the muscles in your shoulder to the top of your arm. The tendon and muscle run through a narrow space at the top of the shoulder called thesubacromial space.
In shoulder impingement syndrome, the tendon becomes trapped in this space and repeatedly scrapes against the bone above, causing painthat tends to be worse when you raise your arm over your head.
You may also experience a persistent ache in your shoulder and pain at night.
Shoulder impingement syndromecan start suddenly after an injury, or (generally from middle age onwards) it can come on gradually without any obvious cause.
Impingement syndrome is pain and often weakness when you raise your arm, caused by a muscle tendon "catching" in your shoulder.
The subacromial space is naturally quite narrow, especially when the arm is raised. Anything that further narrows this space can cause the tendon to become trapped. Possible causes include: bone s
See your GP if you have persistent shoulder pain. Theyshould be able to diagnose shoulder impingement syndrome by asking about your symptoms and examining your shoulder. You may also be asked to do s
Caring for your shoulder at home If shoulder impingement syndrome is only mild, the following measures may be all that areneeded: Rest the tendon Avoiding any overarm movements will help prevent