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What is treatment for rotator cuff tendinitis?

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Many times, rotator cuff tendinitis can be treated at home if the injury was sudden. Treatments include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Heat. Once your pain starts to go away, you can use a heating pad to ease stiffness in your shoulder.
  • Stretching

From: What Is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Rotator Cuff Injury.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rotator Cuff Tendinitis,” “Shoulder Tendinitis.”

OrthoInfo/American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

UptoDate: “Patient Education: Rotator Cuff tendinitis  and tear (Beyod the basics.)”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Shoulder Tendinitis.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Rotator Cuff Tears, Injuries and Treatment.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 14, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Rotator Cuff Injury.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rotator Cuff Tendinitis,” “Shoulder Tendinitis.”

OrthoInfo/American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

UptoDate: “Patient Education: Rotator Cuff tendinitis  and tear (Beyod the basics.)”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Shoulder Tendinitis.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Rotator Cuff Tears, Injuries and Treatment.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 14, 2017

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