Mar 26, 2013
Known by a variety of names such as rotator cuff tendinitis, swimmers shoulder, throwers shoulder subacromial impingement or subacromial bursitis, this clinical syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff
tendons become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space.
This can be an overuse injury due to repetitive or prolonged strain on the rotator cuff tendons such
as with overhead activities, pulling/pushing, lifting or repetitive reaching. It can also be the result of a
direct blow or fall onto the point of the shoulder forcing the head of the humerus upwards into the subacromial space creating a pinching effect on the rotator cuff tendon.
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