Shoulder tendonitis is also known as the Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Impingement Syndrome, is the experience of pain around the shoulder joint.
Depending on the level of pain, a person may experience different symptoms such as difficulty in moving the shoulder, and shoulder pain while sleeping.
Shoulder tendonitis often begins with mild pain but it can be painful, if not taken care of early.
It can be completely cured if diagnosed at an early stage but may become permanent if left unattended. Shoulder Tendonitis usually occur between people who repeatedly use their shoulders and move them over the head. This group of people can include weightlifting, tennis players, swimmers, lacrosse and baseball players, just to mention a few.
Causes of Shoulder Tendonitis
Shoulder is a complex arrangement of bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff. Each of these elements plays a crucial role in maintaining the strength and stability of your shoulder. Shoulder rotator cuff tendons keeping stable.
They are located between the upper arm bone, known as the humerus and the shoulder tip, known as the acromion. Tendons of the rotator cuff is maintained by the exchange. Under ordinary circumstances, the rotator cuff tendons pass smoothly between the humerus and the acromion. However, shoulder tendonitis occurs when the space between the humerus and the acromion rotator cuff tendon down and have difficulty passing through smoothly.
Under these conditions, the tendon tends to become inflamed and cause great pain in the shoulder area.
Common Causes of Shoulder Tendonitis
The examples below are some common causes inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff:
- Overuse of the shoulder: People like weightlifting, lacrosse players, and baseball players, who often move their shoulders over their heads are more sensitive to the rotator cuff injury. Overuse of the shoulder for a long time can bring muscle fatigue and can cause inflammation of the rotator cuff.
- Shoulder Injuries: One might maintain rotator cuff tendon injury when doing an activity, such as heavy lifting, which requires sustainedpressurein shoulder area. Rotator cuff tendons can also get hurt if you fall on your shoulders.
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