Tag Archives: tendonitis
Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Injury Types

Today I want to write about rotator cuff injury types because, apparently, it’s very easy to injure one of the rotator cuff muscles or tendons, and a lot of people are not even aware of how easily it can happen.

Rotator Cuff Injury Can Be Classified As

Acute rotator cuff injury as a result of a sudden and powerful movement (this can include falling, paddling the kayak etc)

Chronic rotator cuff injury as a result of an activity that aggravates the muscle

The Different Rotator Cuff Injury Types Can Include

Rotator cuff tendonitis (also called shoulder bursitis or impingement syndrome) – A rotator cuff tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, and this can happen because of the muscles wearing out with age or because of a trauma caused by everyday movement of the muscle (for example weight lifting).

Rotator cuff tear – A rotator cuff tear can be complete or partial tear and can happen as a result of a trauma or due to use and wear over time.

Symptoms Of A Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Lose of shoulder range of motion
  • Keeping your shoulder inactive
  • Inability to sleep on the shoulder
  • A cracking sensation in the shoulder
  • Pain especially in the top and in the front of the shoulder
  • Weakness in the shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment

  • Rest is important to help your shoulder recover
  • Ultrasound will also ease the pain and enhance the healing process
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as: ibuprofen to ease the pain and inflammation
  • Sometimes the doctor may decide a surgery is needed, depends on the size, depth and location of the tear
  • Rotator cuff physical therapy exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and restore shoulder movement

Many People Neglect the Exercises for Rotator Cuff Part

Exercises for rotator cuff strengthening are extremely important to help the rotator cuff muscles heal and develop, and also to prevent future shoulder injuries.

Without the exercises for rotator cuff strengthening you are putting your shoulder in danger of further damage in the future.

Learn from my mistake and don’t disregard your physiotherapist instructions like I did.


Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator cuff tendonitis, also called shoulder tendonitis, is an inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the tendons in the shoulder. Rotator cuff tendonitis is a very common injury caused by overuse or overload of the shoulder.

Tendons are more susceptible to injuries than muscles when stressed beyond their limits, and they also need more time to heal because they have less blood supply than muscles.

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Causes

  • Inflammatory or musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis
  • Normal aging method of the body
  • Damage muscles of the shoulder or part of the shoulder
  • The shoulder blade pinching, rubbing or grating the tendon
  • Poor bearing, this puts additional force on the tendons and muscles
  • Sudden boost in extent and amount of work out that involve the shoulder and arm

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Symptoms

  • Weakness in the shoulder and arm
  • Shoulder pain, particularly through movement and at night
  • Cracking commotion in the shoulder with movement
  • Tenderness and bumping in the upper face of shoulder
  • In stern cases, incapacity to heave the arm shoulder height

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Treatments

  • Resting and putting ice on the injured shoulder
  • Anti-inflammatory medications to ease the pain
  • Physical therapy which can improve the shoulder’s condition
  • Physical therapy exercises and strengthening to reduce the pain and inflammation
  • Medication injection to the rotator cuff can reduce the inflammation

Exercises for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Exercises for rotator cuff tendonitis are designed to increase the muscle strength as well as rebuild healthy tissues and tendons that may have received prior injuries.

Exercise #1

Exercises for rotator cuff tendonitis will normally be done while sitting or standing but this particular one will be done Read more…

Helpful Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Exercises

There are a few helpful rotator cuff tendonitis exercises available to you at anytime of the day and anywhere you may find yourself. It may, in fact, be better to practice rotator cuff tendonitis exercises as you go along throughout your day instead of focused exercise training. With this type of injury it is imperative to take it slowly. Read more…

Inflamed Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff comprises of four tendons that attach the four shoulder muscles to your upper arm. When there is an injury to any one of the rotator cuff muscles, the resulting pain and the loss of mobility in the injured shoulder can be severe.

Rotator cuff muscle injuries can be of different types. The muscles can tear due to injury or trauma, or the rotator cuff can become inflamed. When the rotator cuff becomes inflamed, the condition is referred to as tendinitis. This condition is characterized by chronic swelling or inflammation of the tendons either due to improper use, overuse or tendon irritation. This common problem affects the shoulder and is not something happens only to sports people.

An inflamed rotator cuff can bother the patient for some time and then might seem to disappear. However, an inflamed rotator cuff can be torn due to overuse and must not be taken lightly. Some people with an inflamed rotator cuff can develop calcium deposits or even abnormal growths in the bone that are called bone spurs. Either condition can aggravate the tendons, thereby causing weakness tear to the rotator cuff, either partial or full.

Many doctors overlook the seriousness of an inflamed rotator cuff. They treat the inflammation with anti-inflammatory agents or steroid injections.  When these anti-inflammatory drugs wear off, the inflammation occurs again when the patient throws a ball the next time.

When this happens, the tendon is pinched or impinged again and the pain returns, requiring another shot of the steroid anti-inflammatory.  The best way to treat rotator cuff inflammation is to strengthen the cuff muscles so that the head of the shoulder is held firmly in place. If the shoulder muscles don’t slip, inflammation will not occur.

ClickBank Sales Notifications - Get Notified for Every ClickBank Event