Rotator Cuff Tendinitis :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

What is Rotator Cuff Tendinitis?

  • Inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons surrounding the shoulder joint.

What causes Tendinitis?

  • Repetitive overhead motions such as swimming or throwing
  • Improper mechanics
  • Increase  in frequency of overhead activities without proper rest and recovery time

What are the symptoms?

  • Shoulder pain radiating into the arm
  • Decreased shoulder motion
  • Shoulder stiffness

What can I do to feel better?

  • Activity modification - avoid activities that increase pain.
  • Ice for 15-20 minutes at a time to help decrease swelling and pain.
  • Compression can be helpful to decrease swelling and pain.

When should I see a medical professional?

  • If rest, ice, and compression are not improving the condition.
  • If you are uncertain about the severity of the condition.

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