oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Rotator cuff impingement syndrome in athletes

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The most common chronic shoulder injury in the athlete is the rotator cuff impingement syndrome. Pain presenting in the shoulder joint as a result of pathology in the rotator cuff represents a spectrum of clinical conditions which have been labelled as painful arc syndrome, rotator cuff tears, supraspinatus tendonitis and subacromial bursitis of the shoulder.

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