Subacromial Impingement: Symptoms
The most common symptom is pain. This is most frequently felt over the front of the shoulder and on the outside of the upper arm. A classic presentation is of a painful arc on movement when the arm is lifted out to the side and up to your ear.
You may also feel pain when trying to complete "normal" movements, such as
putting on a coat or a jacket. Some people report significant pain at night, which
can interrupt their sleep. Others often describe a "locking" sensation in their arm
when attempting certain movements.
It is important to report any symptoms of neck, shoulder, upper arm or hand pain to Mr. Cole. In addition, remember to tell him if you feel pins and needles or tingling in your arm or hand. This is because they may indicate that the pain is coming from your neck, via the nerves in your arm.