shoulder impingement


I think I have shoulder impingement due to throwing activities.

The pain is in a very specific area on the outside of my shoulder. With my arm at my side if I take my unaffected hand between my bicep and triceps (outside of shoulder). That's too low, so then move my hand up my arm just about 2 inches before the top of my shoulder. Now just move a half inch toward my bicep and press around there. There is a very specific spot that is painful.

WHAT is that there? All the pictures I have seen show the impingement on top of the shoulder, so I am confused.

I am positive that it is not my bicep tendon. The pain causes me to have trouble reaching for objects at head level (say in a cabinet). So keeping my arm extended (no bend in elbow) my hand at the height of my head. just moving my arm in small circles in that position is painful.

What does this sound like (best guess). It was caused by playing games that requires throwing. What muscles are weak in my shoulder that typically cause this?

Posted By Joe on September 26, 2010 at 09:10:02:

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