Orthopedic Treatment For Shoulder Tendonitis

by Administrator 21. July 2014 10:00

Shoulder Tendonitis is an extremely painful and debilitating condition affecting the tendons present in the shoulder region which are responsible for stability and range of motion in the shoulder joint. Shoulder Tendonitis can affect different areas of the shoulder, including the rotator cuff region and the biceps and is usually a result of repetitive stress or repeated micro trauma to the tendons in the shoulder region. The condition can have a serious negative impact on the functionality and stability of your shoulder and needs immediate  orthopedic treatment to bring about relief and to restore complete functionality.

Causes

Mostly, Shoulder Tendonitis are a result of repeated micro trauma to the tendons in the shoulder region. This kind of trauma can be caused by different factors, including activities that require abnormally heavy use of the shoulder joint and activities which involve keeping the shoulder in a particular position for long durations of time. As a result of this trauma, tendons get inflamed and pressurized by surrounding tissue, causing intense pain and discomfort. The affected tendon might also get caught up or trapped in a particular region of one of the bones of the shoulder joint.

Symptoms

Shoulder Tendonitis typically manifests itself with acute pain in the frontal portions of the shoulder and gradually increasing inflammation in the area. Affected people might also experience stiffness in their joints and substantial loss of mobility and strength. Raising or lowering the arm or keeping it in a certain position might also increase the pain and there can be intense tenderness and visible redness of the affected area.

Treatment

Apart from processing the medical history of the affected person and administering a thorough general examination, the orthopedic doctor might also prescribe diagnostic tests such as x-rays to form an accurate diagnosis of the nature and location of the problem. For complicated problems, ultrasound scans or MRI imaging can be used to pinpoint the source of the pain. Treatment usually consists of avoiding activities which result in increased pain, the application of ice packs and the administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The orthopedic surgeon can also employ steroid injections directly into the affected area to bring about relief from pain and inflammation. Targeted physical therapy can also be a great help and for severe cases orthopedic doctor might recommend surgery, which usually brings complete recovery and restores full range of motion to the shoulder joint.

For comprehensive treatment of Shoulder Tendonitis in Frisco, visit Dr. Kouyoumjian at 5757 Warren Pkwy Suite 180, Frisco, Texas 75034. To request an appointment, call at (214) 618-5502.

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