Shoulder Tendonitis – Carrollton, TX
Dr. Fagelman is a renowned shoulder surgeon serving patients across Carrollton, TX. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions, such as Shoulder Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff Tear, SLAP Tear, Shoulder Separation etc. He used advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to help patients find relief from the symptoms.  

Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder Tendonitis, or Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, refers to an inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons within the shoulder joint. In some cases, the condition can also affect the biceps and triceps tendons. These structures are responsible for the stability and extensive mobility of the shoulder. Shoulder Tendonitis causes the rotator cuff tendons to swell, thicken and get trapped under the acromion, bony projection at the top of the joint.

Causes Of Shoulder Tendonitis

  • Repeated micro trauma to the rotator cuff tendons
  • Excessive use of shoulder joint by throwers and baseball pitchers
  • Certain occupations, such as carpenters and electricians, that involve repeated overhead arm movement

Symptoms Of Shoulder Tendonitis

  • Pain and tenderness in the front part of the shoulder
  • Inability to hold the arm in a specific position
  • Pain increases while lying down on the affected shoulder
  • Clicking sensation while raising the arm overhead
  • The joint may feel stiff
  • Loss of mobility and strength
  • Redness and swelling around the site of pain

Diagnosis Of Shoulder Tendonitis

To diagnose Shoulder Tendonitis, the orthopedic doctor may analyze the patient’s medical history and conduct some clinical tests. MRI or ultrasound may reveal the severity of the condition and any other associated problem within the joint. X-ray may be recommended to rule out a bone spur.

Treatment For Shoulder Tendonitis

  • Rest: At the initial stage of treatment, the patient may be advised to avoid the postures and activities that cause pain.
  • Ice Therapy: Application of ice packs after every few hours can help to reduce pain and compress swelling.
  • Medications: The doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to provide relief from pain. Steroid injections may be administered in case of severe pain.
  • Exercises: Performing certain exercises, as recommended by the physical therapist, may help to relieve stiffness and reinstate normal range of motion of the shoulder joint.
  • Surgery. Surgical intervention may be required in severe cases of Shoulder Tendonitis. The procedure involves repairing the damaged tendons and eliminating pressure from the adjacent joint structures.

For complete diagnosis and treatment of Shoulder Tendonitis, visit Dr. Fagelman. To schedule an appointment with the shoulder specialist in Carrollton, TX, you can call at (972) 492 – 1334.