Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis occurs when there is inflammation around the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder joint. The two most common causes of shoulder joint tendonitis are sports injury, where there is low impact repetitive damage to the affected area, or a sudden trauma to the shoulder.

Shoulder Tendonitis
Shoulder Tendonitis

How Do I Know if I have Shoulder Tendonitis?

Common shoulder tendonitis symptoms include light pain in the shoulder while at active and at rest, sudden and sharp pain when lifting or extending your arm, and local swelling. If the tendonitis is allowed to progress there will be an increase in pain, loss of strength and a reduction in the shoulder range of motion.

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from shoulder tendonitis? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.

What is the Right Treatment for Me?

Early stage shoulder tendonitis treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and ice and heat treatment. If this is not effective, physical therapy will be introduced into the treatment plan with a focus on range of motion exercises. Steroid injections may also be considered to relieve inflammation in the shoulder. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.

OLSS provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating shoulder tendonitis we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.

The real question is: What treatment is best to treat your shoulder tendonitis? Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.