Rotator cuff injuries and tendonitis are common sources of shoulder pain and discomfort...
Rotator cuff injuries and tendonitis are common sources of shoulder pain and discomfort. These conditions can limit daily activities and affect the overall quality of life. Understanding the nature of these injuries, their causes, and the various treatment options available is crucial for those affected by rotator cuff injuries or tendonitis.
What are Rotator Cuff Injuries and Tendonitis?
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, providing stability and enabling a wide range of motion. Rotator cuff injuries can involve tears, strains, or inflammation in the tendons and muscles, leading to shoulder pain and restricted movement. Tendonitis, on the other hand, refers to inflammation of a tendon, often caused by repetitive stress or overuse, characterized by sharp pain during specific movements and Range of Motion restriction in some cases leading to a Frozen shoulder.
Causes of Rotator Cuff Injuries and Tendonitis
Some common causes of rotator cuff injuries and tendonitis include:
Overuse: Repetitive overhead activities, such as painting, lifting, or throwing, can strain the rotator cuff muscles and tendons, leading to inflammation and injury.
Trauma: Sudden force or impact on the shoulder, such as during a fall or collision, can cause damage to the rotator cuff.
Age: The risk of rotator cuff injuries increases with age, as tendons become less elastic and more susceptible to tears.
Poor posture: Slouching or rounded shoulders can place stress on the rotator cuff muscles and tendons, increasing the risk of injury.
Physiotherapy Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries and Tendonitis
A physiotherapist can provide a personalized exercise program designed to improve the range of motion, strengthen the rotator cuff muscles, and restore shoulder function. They may also use manual therapy techniques, like massage or joint mobilization, to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
We can facilitate healing and return you to work and sports activities using IMS, spinal decompression, manual therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, gym active rehabilitation.