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Shoulder Tendonitis Treatment

Tendonitis shoulder pain can be distracting for sure. But tendonitis in the shoulder also can put you out of the game for a significant amount of time. Tendonitis shoulder pain that doesn’t receive expert treatment can put you out of the game permanently. Get the best tendonitis shoulder treatment in Manhattan, where treatment for shoulder tendonitis involves medical techniques and advice on lifestyle modifications. Come to our sports pain management clinic and meet shoulder tendonitis doctor Dr. Melepura to get your pain evaluation and treatment.

Shoulder Tendonitis TreatmentIt’s not difficult to imagine that when strong tissues like tendons become inflamed, it’s very painful. Tendonitis shoulder pain can be debilitating, so seek out your doctor at the Sports and Pain Institute of NY. He knows how to treat tendonitis in the shoulder to get you back to a pain-free existence.

Treatment for shoulder tendonitis should be performed as soon as you realize there’s a problem. Otherwise, it can lead to permanent disability. Tendonitis shoulder pain doesn’t have to disrupt your life.

Inflammation at the Core

Tendons are the thick, fibrous, cordlike structures that connect muscles to bones. They help you properly position your bones, maintain your posture and perform all kinds of movement. When tendons become inflamed, it’s called tendonitis.

Tendonitis can occur in any part of your body, but most often it occurs in joints that are constantly in use. Joints in your shoulder, arm, wrist, knee and ankle are the most common sites of tendonitis. The condition occurs when you engage in repetitive movements that stress a joint, such as during sports and fitness activities, or when you have a physically demanding job.

Tendonitis in the shoulder involves the muscles that aid the movement of the shoulder — the rotator cuff muscles –  so it’s often called rotator cuff tendonitis. Our sports medicine team sees these injuries in baseball pitchers, swimmers, and quarterbacks.

Shoulder Tendonitis Symptoms That Affect Your Life

All of the symptoms of tendonitis shoulder issues revolve around pain and mobility. The key symptoms of tendonitis in the shoulder include:

  • Tendonitis shoulder pain that’s both acute and throbbing
  • Shoulder clicking
  • Shoulder pain when your arm is raised to shoulder level
  • Swelling in your shoulder or upper arm
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Decreased range of movement or strength

Tendonitis shoulder pain can be characterized in different ways. The pain may occur at different times, in positions, and in different areas of your shoulder or arm. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain while lying on your shoulder
  • Pain when lifting with a straight arm
  • Pain as you move your arm behind your back or head
  • General pain in shoulder or arm
  • Discomfort at rest

Dr. Melepura was friendly, and knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable during my visit. He helped me come up with a game plan to be able to live my everyday life with the shoulder pain I was experiencing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Belle Levy

Historical Significance

History of trauma to the shoulder area along with the specific pain and decreased joint function point to tendonitis shoulder. If your history includes a repetitive action or constant use of your shoulder, that gives your doctor clues that point toward a diagnosis. A physical examination is important for shoulder tendonitis treatment. It consists of certain specific joint and limb movements that tell the doctor:

  • The location of the tenderness
  • If there’s any physical deformity
  • Whether you feel a decrease in muscle tone or power
  • If there’s any nerve involvement

Your Manhattan sports medicine physician may suggest tests like x-rays, an MRI or CT scan to rule out other causes of shoulder pain like shoulder arthritis, bone spurs, bursitis, or deformities. An ultrasonogram, or USG, is used to visualize inside the shoulder joint.

Doctor’s Orders

Because tendonitis in the shoulder can recur if not properly treated and since joint damage is not easily repaired, the goals of treatment are to reduce pain, increase or restore function and prevent recurrence and disability. Tendonitis shoulder treatment is specific and focused, and usually includes lifestyle modifications and medical or surgical techniques.

Lifestyle modification is the treatment for shoulder tendonitis that’s most beneficial and prevents recurrence. It’s your responsibility to stop the repetitive action that caused the injury, use proper techniques, rest the joint and do the prescribed physiotherapy. Maintain a healthy diet and proper posture. Use heat and ice packs if pain occurs.

Medical and Surgical Treatment for Shoulder Tendonitis

Medical shoulder tendonitis treatment is mostly pain management and reduction of joint swelling. This is done with over-the-counter NSAIDs like naproxen or ibuprofen. Swelling in the joint is reduced by steroid injections.

In cases where there’s muscle injury or a tendon tear, surgical shoulder tendonitis treatment may be required. If muscles need to be repaired or a tendon needs to be reattached, arthroscopy is often recommended.

Recovery depends on the severity of the tear, but with proper rest, pain management and physiotherapy, you should maintain or even improve your joint function within a few months.

It’s in Your Hands… and on Your Shoulders

You can prevent tendonitis in the shoulder and the tendonitis shoulder pain associated with it. Proper technique, refraining from the strenuous joint activity, and quick treatment by your Midtown Manhattan team of specialists if you get injured prevent chronic pain and disability.

Your pain management doctor in NYC, Dr. Febin Melepura among the top shoulder tendonitis specialists in New York. He knows how to quickly diagnose and thoroughly treat tendonitis shoulder pain. Keep your shoulder in action for as long as you can by doing your part. But know that if you need it, you’re in good hands.

Do you have any questions about the shoulder tendonitis treatment we offer in NYC? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best rated shoulder pain specialist, shoulder tendonitis doctor Febin Melepura MD of sports pain management clinic in New York? Please contact our office for consultation with the pain relief specialist in Midtown Manhattan.

Page Updated on Oct 28, 2022 by Dr. Melepura (Pain Management Doctor) of Sports Injury & Pain Management Clinic of New York Sports Injury & Pain Management Clinic of New York
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Febin Melepura, MD is a top rated, best in class interventional pain management doctor. He is a nationally recognized pain relief specialist and is among the top pain care doctors in New York City and the country. He is an award winning expert and contributor to a prominent media outlets.

Dr. Febin Melepura has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to treating chronic pain and, among other accolades, has been named a “top pain management doctor in New York”, and one of “America’s Top Doctors™” for an advanced sports injury treatments.

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