Impingement syndrome is caused by inflammation from repetitive shoulder activities. Injury and aging are other causes.

Pain may be consistent and increase with lifting or reaching movements.

Rest, medications, and physical therapy can help.

Shoulder pain caused by connective tissue (a tendon) rubbing on a shoulder blade.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging rarely required

Medium-term: resolves within months

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