Shoulder Impingement in tennis

Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses impingement syndrome in tennis.

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Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses impingement syndrome in tennis.
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Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, Physiotherapist

Shoulder Impingement in tennis Duration: 2 minutes

The head of the humerus has to come up and clear an arch of tissue which is called the acromial arch.

If because of poor posture or swelling in the tendons or the bursa it will often become impinged and cause jamming of the shoulder joint. Impingement syndrome of the shoulder can easily occur in tennis due to the repetitive nature of the overhead strokes. Impingement syndrome in the shoulder will often be felt in a lateral aspect and it's an inability to raise the arm up without feeling pain in this area of the shoulder.

If you suspect you've got shoulder impingement syndrome, you should go see your physiotherapist and they will give you a variety of different exercises and advice about how to better deal with this sports injury.

Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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