Subacromial pain


This how I like to refer to a group of shoulder problems because they give the same sort of pain and movement problems.

You may be told you have:

  • Bursitis (or subacromial bursitis)
  • Impingement (or subacromial impingement)
  • Tendonitis (or rotator cuff tendinitis)
  • Tendonopathy (or rotator cuff tendonopathy)

All theses conditions tend to cause pain that is felt in the upper arm. This pain is often worse at night and worse when using the arm. Tasks that require the arm to be lifted get harder, for instance hanging out washing.


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