What is Rotator Cuff Tendonitis?
The shoulder is a complex joint that allows you to have multidirectional motion of the arm. Shoulder pain is quite common, but can arise from a variety of causes. Whether you suffered an acute injury or you have had persistent pain in the shoulder we can help you by diagnosing the problem with expert knowledge, examination, and imaging. After determining the root cause of the problem you treatment will be decided. Sometimes it is as simple as beginning with therapy for strengthening and mobility or a cortisone injection, other times further imaging in the form of an MRI may be ordered to visualize the tendons and surrounding tissues. Rotator cuff tendonitis is a common problem that may develop from overhead sport, repetitive motion, or age-related degeneration. There may be fraying of the deep layers of the rotator cuff tendons. In this case the shoulder needs to be rested and rehabilitated. Physical therapy is recommended to begin exercises to help stabilize the humeral head and strengthen the rotator cuff muscles.