A 49-year-old member asked:
What does shoulder impingement mean?
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Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Internal or external: impingement means bumping up against something. can be outside the rotator cuff(for example acromial spurring can impinge) or can be withing the shoulder(more common with pitchers). external impingement is more common
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