PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is treatment for severe rotator cuff tendinitis?

ANSWER

If tendinitis pain is getting in the way of your daily life or you injure yourself again, your doctor might suggest:

  • Steroids. A shot injected in your shoulder joint can help with the soreness.
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery. This is rare. Unless you’re young and had an acute, traumatic shoulder injury, surgery is a last resort for rotator cuff tears.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What is rotator cuff impingement?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.