If you use your shoulders frequently in sports, work, or otherwise, you may experience shoulder pain, which could indicate shoulder tendonitis. This tendonitis is a condition that results from rotator cuff or bicep tendon inflammation pinching or trapping tendons against the bones in the shoulder. The symptoms of shoulder tendonitis can be painful and frustrating, so seeing a professional immediately is essential to start treatment and prevent long-term problems.
At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we provide unmatched care to those with shoulder tendonitis. With our state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, you can rely on us for the best treatment. We take a patient-first approach by creating customized plans based on your condition and needs and considering your health, safety, and comfort at all times.
Our compassionate team understands that seeing a doctor and getting treatment can be overwhelming. We are here to keep you informed and help you understand the full scope of your condition with consistent communication and support.
Shoulder tendonitis often results from overuse of the shoulder through activities like tennis and swimming. Overuse can cause the tendons and friction-reducing membranes called bursa to fray and become inflamed. Potential symptoms of this condition include the following:
Other contributing factors to shoulder tendonitis include previous injuries, improper technique, and strenuous training. If you experience any of these symptoms or shoulder pain for an extended period, see a doctor immediately to identify the issue and prevent it from worsening.
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The symptoms you experience and treatment you receive depend on the state of your shoulder tendonitis. This condition occurs in three stages, which include the following:
During our evaluation of your condition, we determine which stage of shoulder tendonitis you have using X-ray imaging, sound waves, and MRIs. Our caring specialists strive to communicate clearly and openly so that you understand your condition’s severity and treatment options. With our years of experience, extensive knowledge, and refined skills, you can trust us to accurately diagnose and treat your shoulder tendonitis, regardless of severity.
If you think you have shoulder tendonitis but want to get a diagnosis before seeking proper treatment, you will need to visit a medical practitioner to receive an assessment. Certain general practitioners and physical therapists may offer an assessment in certain cases and if they are qualified to do so, but you can also receive an assessment directly from a surgeon at NJ Spine & Orthopedic.
Our surgeons can assess your condition and determine whether you will need surgery to appropriately treat your condition, and they can also perform any necessary procedures on you with confidence. If you need more information about receiving a diagnosis, we invite you to contact us at your convenience.
Every case of shoulder tendonitis is different, so every patient requires a unique solution. We perform a comprehensive evaluation to assess your condition and determine the best path to full recovery. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend the following treatments:
When returning to sports and other activities after treatment, it’s important to wait until your symptoms clear, warm up before workouts, and use proper swimming and throwing techniques to prevent any future tears or irritation. We support you before, during, and after treatment so that you always know what to expect and how to care for your shoulder.
If you require surgical treatment for your shoulder tendonitis, you may not know what to expect about the process that lies ahead. You will generally require an assessment from your surgeon to determine whether you have diagnosable shoulder tendonitis and whether you will benefit from arthroscopic surgery.
The surgery for your shoulder tendonitis will be minimally invasive, meaning the healing process should be quick and generally un-impactful on your daily life while you heal. Arthroscopy can help relieve pain and improve comfort in your shoulder mobility very quickly.
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If you have shoulder pain that wakes you up at night or worsens over time, you may want to see a professional about shoulder tendonitis. This condition can make it difficult to move your arm and limit your ability to participate in sports and other activities. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we understand the frustrations and pain of shoulder tendonitis, so we do everything we can to treat it based on your needs and comfort level.
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