What is Shoulder Impingement?

Subacromial Decompression

Surgery performed by Dr. Chams

Impingement typically is seen in the work or athletic population that uses their arms for repetitive overhead lifting, pushing and pulling – contractors, painters, tennis, baseball, and swimming. This condition normally occurs when you actively raise your arm to an overhead position decreasing the space between the bursa and rotator cuff. When performing this action the acromion will pinch or impinge the rotator cuff tendon.