Diagnosis Orthopedics

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

To diagnose SIS, a doctor will review your symptoms and perform a physical exam.

X-rays or an MRI of the shoulder can also be useful. An MRI may show fluid or inflammation in the area. In some cases, partial tearing or other damage involving the rotator cuff and surrounding structures are visible.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.