This can occur due to the subacromial bursa being squashed or impinged between the rotator cuff muscles and the bone, usually during repeated overhead movement.
Signs & Symptoms:
- Pain or catching sensation on raising the arm up
- Limited shoulder movements
- Pain on touching or lying on the shoulder
Physiotherapy aims to reduce the pressure on the impingement by improving postural alignment, relative rest and a gradual home exercise programme to improve function.