(812) 482-7441

St. Thomas Medical Center
600 West 13th St. | Suite 200 
Jasper, IN 47546

Questions & Answers

What is shoulder impingement?

Impingement syndrome is a common disorder of the shoulder that refers to an improper alignment of the bones and tissues in the upper arm. Inflammatory conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis, and arthritis are all closely related to impingement syndrome, as are tears to the rotator cuff tendons.

If the rotator cuff becomes inflamed from overuse or there is a bone deformity or spur on the end of the shoulder blade, then the space between the upper arm bone and tip of the shoulder blade is narrowed, causing the rotator cuff and its fluid-filled bursa to be squeezed or pinched. This impingement causes irritation and pain to the rotator cuff when the shoulder is raised.

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Contact Us

Toll Free: (800) 499-7044
Phone: (812) 482-7441
Fax: (812) 482-7444

(812) 482-7441

St. Thomas Medical Center
600 West 13th St. | Suite 200 
Jasper, IN 47546