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Shoulder impingement occurs when the bones within your arm and shoulder blade pinch or apply pressure on sensitive structures. Shoulder impingement can be caused by a number or reasons ranging from injury to poor posture. However despite the many causes of impingement, the methods of recovery is often the same.

In individuals suffering with shoulder impingement taping has been shown to reduce pain, increase movement and increase the space between the bones that cause impingement (Sorin, 2019) .

To maximise recovery time, individuals should focus on correcting their posture ensuring to push their shoulders back and reduce movements and tasks that require them to carry weighted objects on their affected side, for example ironing and pouring from a kettle.

Here is a demonstration of kinesiology taping for shoulder impingement.