SHOULDER PAIN due to Rotator Cuff Tendonitis? Rotator cuff tendinitis is an inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the tendons in the shoulder. Spherical shoulder joint and socket type joint where the top of the arm bone (humerus) forms a joint with the shoulder blade.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that wrap around the front, back, and top of the shoulder joint. This allows the shoulder function through various movements. Stress on the shoulder can cause them to tear, which can make routine activities difficult and painful.
Inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder muscles can occur in sports that require the arm to be swung repeatedly such as in tennis, baseball, swimming, and weightlifting. Chronic inflammation or injury can lead to a torn rotator cuff tendon. Risk factors include age over 40 years old or do sports or exercises involving repetitive arm movements such as baseball.
Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- The pain associated with arm movement
- Pain in the shoulder at night, especially when lying on the affected shoulder
- Weakness of hands on the head, or pain during activity that requires the arms to raise above his head like combing hair, reaching for objects on shelves, etc.
Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Treatment is done by resting the shoulder and avoiding activities that cause pain. Physical therapy to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles is important. If the pain persist or if the therapy is not possible because of severe pain, steroid injections can reduce pain and inflammation. But if it has sustained a torn rotator cuff, or if symptoms persist despite therapy was performed, surgery may be needed. Surgery can fix the inflammation around the shoulder.
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