Shoulder Tendinitis

tendonitis

Overview

Shoulder tendinitis is the inflammation or irritation of the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon. Pain in the front of the shoulder and weakness are common symptoms. It can also cause swelling of the front of the shoulder. Shoulder tendinitis often can be relieved with rest and medication. In some cases, surgery is necessary to repair the tendon.

Risks
  • Overuse, especially repetitive overhead activities
  • Poor posture
  • Trauma
  • General wearing process with aging
Treatment

The goal of physiotherapy for shoulder tendinitis is to restore full range of motion and to reduce pain. It also helps rehabilitation after surgery.

  • Mobilisation of joint and soft tissues
  • Electrical and/or ultrasound stimulation
  • Therapeutic exercises to strengthen muscle
  • Education about correct posture and importance of warm-up and stretching before activity