Physiotherapy for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff TendonitisPhysiotherapy for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Want to get rid of your encumbering shoulder rotator cuff pain? There is a way if you will!

Today, millions of people have some sort of difficulty doing their daily activities because of musculoskeletal problems. One of the most common problems is rotator cuff tendonitis (a kind of shoulder problem) that prevails mostly among individuals above 40 years old. Fortunately, with the help of the innovative Physiotherapy treatments at Ace Physio, most cases of this condition, can usually recover in within only a few weeks. If you are suffering from tendonitis, it’s about time you try out our Toronto Physiotherapy services.

What is Rotator Cuff Tendonitis?

Strong forces can result in tiny tears in the tissues of your muscles’ tendons, leading to injury and inflammation in the area. This condition is called tendonitis (or tendinitis). The rotator cuff is a common shoulder injury site affected by tendonitis. It is a strong sheath made up of ligaments and tendons that supports the arm at the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tendonitis is the inflammation and degeneration of this structure.

Causes of Rotator Cuff TendonitisRotator Cuff Impingement Tears

An abrupt, forceful trauma such as falling onto your arms can injure the tendons immediately. Nevertheless, repetitive micro-traumas are the causes of most of the tendinitis cases, for example, work tasks (using power tools and typing), hobbies (painting and shoveling), and sports (golf and tennis). Some medical conditions like arthritis and gout can raise the possibility of being affected by tendonitis.

Signs and symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

You feel a dull pain intensified by a movement as the first sign of this condition. The location is tender to palpation. There could be a mild swelling in the area. You may experience weakness, stiffness, and snapping, or grinding sound during your shoulder movements. Sometimes tendonitis can be extremely painful and restrictive, and it may take a long time to heal.

Home care for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

If you are affected by tendonitis, you can do the following procedures to ease your problem:

  • Do your daily routine cautiously. Avoid intense activities.
  • Apply cold packs to the area: just on the first day
  • Compress the joint area
  • Apply heat after the swelling has stopped.
  • Take over the counter NSAIDs.
  • Move the joint gently after a few days

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Physiotherapy is the most common and effective treatment for tendinopathies. Physiotherapy approaches can speed up the healing process and are used to make the muscles and tendons strong and maintain the normal joint motion. It may include:

Your physiotherapist instructs you in the various types of exercises to strengthen and stretch your muscles and prevent your shoulder’s range of motion loss. Some of those exercises include Doorway Stretch, High-to-Low Rows, Reverse Fly, and Lawn Mower Pull.  Researchers have concluded that physiotherapist-assisted joint mobilizations will improve your range of motion faster and, in the long-term, improve your functional result.

No more Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis pain!

Your Physiotherapist is an expert in evaluating your rotator cuff specialist and biomechanical correction of it.

Today, you can enjoy the benefit of receiving expert shoulder Physiotherapy assessment at Ace Physio, a highly respected Physiotherapy clinic in downtown Toronto.  Book today by  calling our office today at 416-900-6653 to make an appointment to see a rotator cuff tendonitis Physiotherapist

About the Author

Brad SaltzBrad is a Registered Physiotherapist at Ace Physio, a highly respected Physiotherapy clinic in downtown Toronto. Ace Physio provides high quality one on one Physiotherapy that combined state-of-art technology such as; Shockwave Therapy, Laser Therapy, and Spinal Decompression with traditional Physiotherapy.View all posts by Brad Saltz