Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Impingement Syndrome Treatment

Rotator Cuff

Tendonitis, also known as tendinosis, involves injury or irritation of tendons connecting muscles to bones. Common in joints like the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle, tendonitis causes pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and reduced range of motion. Chiropractors or osteopaths play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating tendonitis. Using diagnostic tools like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, they identify the root cause and design a natural treatment plan, prioritizing the healing of tendons. Treatment involves bracing, ultrasound, ice, rest, muscle stimulation, manual therapy, strengthening exercises, physical therapy, and massage. Joint manipulation may be used for improved mobility. Healing typically takes at least six weeks, during which scar tissue forms and is gradually broken down through therapeutic interventions, promoting flexibility and reducing the risk of re-injury.