Indications:

Neer’s test is a shoulder examination used to determine subacromial impingement.

Procedure:

  1. Patient seated with arms in dependent position.
  2. Examiner first raises patient’s straight arm through full range of flexion (passive ROM) with arm externally rotated (palm up), then motion repeated with arm internally rotated (palm down).
Neer's test for shoulder

Patient seated with arms in dependent position. Examiner first raises patient’s straight arm through full range of flexion (passive ROM) with arm externally rotated (palm up), then motion repeated with arm internally rotated (palm down).

Interpretation:

Positive Pain with internally rotated shoulder → supraspinatus impingement