Rotator Cuff Tendonitis is an inflammation of a group of muscles in the shoulder with an inflammation of the lubrication mechanism called the BURSA. In fact, ‘Bursitis’ should not be considered a diagnosis but rather a symptom of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis.
This condition is often caused by or associated with repetitive overhead activities such as throwing, raking, washing cars or windows and many other types of highly repetitive motions.
Pain, that is worse at night and can be radiated through the arm. Difficulty in doing overhead activity. Clicking sound.
If symptoms persist, surgery to remove a spur on the acromion can increase the space available for the inflamed tendon and may prevent further fraying or complete rupture. Surgery for recurrent Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (Bursitis) is occasionally performed to :
These procedures are often done in combination. This can be done through an arthroscopic approach with the start of an early rehabilitation program, one or two days after surgery and advancing to a more comprehensive program between two and five weeks after surgery.