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The Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain

Impingement Test

For this test, you need to sit and have your doctor raise your arm overhead and front on the affected shoulder. Try to reach as far as you can. The space in which your shoulder bursa and rotator cuff tendons are located tend to become smaller if you do this activity. When you feel pain, it indicates a positive result. This means the pain might be triggered by impingement of the bursa or tendons in your shoulders. [2]