Shoulder tendonitis is a common condition that can affect anyone who engages in activities that require repetitive shoulder movements, such as throwing sports, swimming, weightlifting, or manual labor. The inflamed rotator cuff tendons cause pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Our specialists perform a thorough medical history review and physical examination to diagnose shoulder tendonitis accurately. Medical imaging studies such as X-rays and MRIs may be ordered to rule out the possibility of a tendon tear. Non-surgical treatment options are the first line of defense for shoulder tendonitis, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, rest and ice, physical therapy, and injections. These treatments are prescribed as part of a customized treatment plan, and our specialists monitor progress closely to ensure the best possible outcome. With proper treatment, symptoms can be reduced quickly, and the chances of shoulder tendonitis returning are greatly reduced. Don't let shoulder pain limit your life – schedule an appointment with our practice today by calling us or visiting our contact page.
Shoulder tendonitis is the inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons. The tendons stabilize the shoulder and help it move. They become irritated and inflamed when overused. Symptoms of shoulder tendonitis include:
Activities and movements that cause shoulder tendonitis include throwing sports, swimming, weightlifting, and overhead lifting (manual labor). The cause of shoulder tendonitis is very important for treatment. Our specialists perform a medical history review to determine the exact cause of shoulder tendonitis. A physical examination is performed to check for symptoms and if needed medical imaging studies (X-rays and MRIs) are ordered to rule out the possibility of a tendon tear.
Nonsurgical treatment options treat the overwhelming majority of cases of shoulder tendonitis. OIBO specialists prescribe the following:
Treatment options are prescribed as part of a comprehensive, customized treatment plan. Symptoms are dramatically reduced in as short a time frame as possible. To schedule your appointment with a specialist, call our practice or visit our contact page.