Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons surrounding the shoulder joint.

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 of Rotator Cuff Tendinitis?

  • 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.