Rotator Cuff Physiotherapy


Rotator Cuff Physiotherapy

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What is Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis?

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. These muscles give the joint support and also allow us to move our arm.  Rotator cuff tendonitis occurs when any one of these tendons becomes irritated and inflamed.  Rotator cuff tendonitis is sometimes also known as impingement syndrome because in some cases individuals may feel like their arm is being pinched while it is moving through their range of motion.  Those suffering from shoulder pain should immediately seek Rotator Cuff Physiotherapy, as treatment in early stages can help to facilitate better recovery.

Causes of Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis:

Rotator cuff tendonitis is caused by the irritation and possible damage of the rotator cuff tendons due to repetitive overhead movement of the arm. The injury usually develops slowly over time due to these repetitive movements that aggravate the tendons. Young athletes and middle aged adults commonly develop rotator cuff tendonitis. Certain activities put individuals at a higher risk for developing tendonitis, such as swimming, baseball, tennis, and painting. Sometimes sleeping constantly with your arms in an overhead position may also contribute to the condition. Poor posture and aging can also cause the development of rotator cuff tendonitis.

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis:Sports Physiotherapy Shoulder Rotator Cuff

  • Pain during activity and rest
  • Radiating pain from the shoulder down the arm
  • Difficulties brushing teeth or combing hair
  • Pain at night
  • Weakness of the joint
  • Decreased range of motion of the arm
  • Pain worsening over time

Initial At Home Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis:

Initially, treatment consists of resting the shoulder, applying ice, and in some cases using anti-inflammatory medications can be used to take away the pain.

Physiotherapy Treatment for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Physiotherapists are very experienced creating a customized exercise program to help strengthen and stabilize your shoulder and the rotator cuff.

Physical therapists can work with you to restore your range of motion using joint mobilizations and manipulations of the shoulder, and the shoulder blade.

At Ace Physiotherapy we combine traditional Physiotherapy with advanced technology such as; shockwave therapy, ultrasound, laser therapy, to help you get your shoulder better faster.

For more information on Rotator Cuff Sports Physiotherapy please contact the friendly staff at Ace Physio by calling 416-900-6653 today!

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