Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Pain
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Pain and Treatment in Carlsbad
The rotator cuff is a set of four muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, and Teres Minor) that lie over the humeral head in the shoulder that help provide shoulder stability. These muscles can become inflamed and produce shoulder pain. The pain tends to be:
Generally worse at night or after activity
Shoulder motion causes pain and is limited
More common in athletes who do a lot of throwing
More common in older individuals (over 50)
If the pain is severe, it can be difficult to distinguish between rotator cuff tendinitis and a cervical radiculopathy. Tendinitis may be associated with a rotator cuff tear, which can be diagnosed with either an MRI scan or an arthrogram of the shoulder.
Treatment includes conservative treatment to decrease pain and inflammation, improve muscular coordination, identify and correct underlying causes and finally to strengthen the rotator cuff. If a tear is present, surgery may be necessary to repair the torn muscle/tendon. In many cases, there may be bursa involvement (subacromial bursa) which can cause bursitis and there also may be underlying issues in the cervical and thoracic spine (neck and upper back) which needs to be identified and corrected.
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I went to my General Physician who prescribed me an oral steroid and muscle relaxer for a 2 week cycle but I still had trouble walking. In the end, my doctor suggested a minimally invasive surgery to remove the bulge. I was shocked! I am 27 years old and can't imagine getting surgery this young.
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