M75.4: Impingement syndrome of shoulder

Tissue in your shoulder joint is catching.

The shoulder connects the chest to the upper arm. The shoulder joint itself consists of various part-joints between the shoulder blade and the humerus.

In different parts of the shoulder there are muscles, tendons and a bursa. Part of this tissue sits between the bones. When there is less space between the bones, tissue can get caught. This happens due to wear and tear or after injuries, for example. The tissue that is caught may cause pain, for example when the arm is moved upwards.


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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Further articles

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is one of the most common joint problems, though its cause is not always easy to identify. People with shoulder pain should avoid arm movements that place too much strain on the joint.