Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is 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.
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