Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis is a condition that affects the tendons and muscles of the shoulder, it is often called impingement syndrome. Impingement syndrome is a common source of shoulder pain and occurs when the tendons or bursa (jelly sac to reduce friction) gets caught between the bones of the shoulder. If untreated, the irritated tendons and bursa can become inflamed and lead to tendonitis or bursitis.
- Pain when lifting the arm up overhead or behind the back
- General stiffness
- Clicking sound when raising the arm
- Pain that causes you to wake from sleep
- Overall loss of mobility and strength in the affected arm.
Our physical therapists may use therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques, massage, strengthening and stretching exercises to help you regain function and decrease your discomfort.