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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy - How to prevent?

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy - Treatments

  • ​Rest. Active rest is the main treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy.
  • Medication. Paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammtory drugs (NSAIDs) can also reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy to regain strength and motion is also a modality of treatment.
  • Steroids. Occasionally steroid injections may be performed to reduce the inflammation in the rotator cuff tendons if rest, medication or physiotherapy does not help.
  • Shockwave therapy. In calcific tendinopathy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) may be delivered to the affected tendon to help with the pain.
  • Surgery. Surgery is sometimes needed in large or complete rotator cuff tendon tears, and may involve enlarging the space underneath the acromion and repair of the rotator cuff tendon.

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy - Preparing for surgery

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy - Post-surgery care

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy - Other Information

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