Shoulder Impingement in Golf

Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses shoulder impingement in golf.

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Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses shoulder impingement in golf.
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Featuring Johnny Yiu, BHK, MPT
Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic
Duration: 1 minute, 4 seconds

Yes, shoulder impingement is quite common in people who play baseball due to the repetitive overhand nature of the sport.

Shoulder impingement is basically a pinching of the structures on the anterior side of the shoulder in what we call the subacromial space. What baseball players typically feel in the shoulder is a pain when they do any type of overhead movements.

There's something called the painful arch which is between 70 to 120 degrees which they feel the pain on the front of their shoulder. Physiologically, there are two common structures that get pinched or pressed up against the shoulder, and it's either the bursa or the shoulder or the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder.

It is important to see a physiotherapist or a doctor to look at your shoulder because there is a variety of different structure that may be injured in the shoulder that may be causing your impingement pain.

Presenter: Mr. Johnny Yiu, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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