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.
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