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Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder Tendonitis, Bursitis Conditions

Shoulder tendonitis and bursitis treatment relies on gentle osteopathic techniques that soothe inflamed tissues, relieve tension, restore mobility and function, and reduce chronic aches and pains.

Shoulder Tendonitis, Bursitis Treatment in New York City

Treatment for shoulder tendonitis and bursitis includes safe osteopathic manipulation and other techniques to eliminate inflammation and tension, reduce pain, and improve range of motion.

Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder-related conditions can be due to wear and tear, injury, or repetitive use, and can result in pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling in the upper extremities.

Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder-related conditions can be due to wear and tear, injury, or repetitive use, and can result in pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling in the upper extremities.

Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder-related conditions can be due to wear and tear, injury, or repetitive use, and can result in pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling in the upper extremities.

What is Shoulder Tendonitis?

Tendonitis in the shoulder involves an inflammation of the area within the shoulder joint. This inflammation can occur in either the biceps tendon or the muscles of the rotator cuff, and typically creates pain and stiffness in the shoulder area. The condition is most commonly caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons, repetitive motions, and injuries from sports or accidents. As a result, it is a common complaint for workers whose jobs involve repetitive activities involving the shoulders and athletes at every level of competition.

Inflammation can range from mild to severe and can result in thickened rotate cuff tendons that further impact range of motion and mobility. In some instances, the fluid-filled bursa that protect the tendons of the rotator cuff can be impacted by inflammation, causing bursitis. Both conditions can exist at the same time, resulting in even more pain and discomfort.

What Causes this condition?

As noted, there are a number of factors that can cause this tendonitis in the shoulder. Common causes include:

  • Sports injuries. Athletes like swimmers, golfers, baseball players, and others may be more susceptible due to repetitive shoulder movements. In addition, poor technique can increase the risk of injury.
  • Certain occupations may also put workers at increased risk. Assembly-line work, jobs that entail heavy lifting, and other roles that require repetitious movements can all contribute to tendonitis.
  • Injuries from accidents, like car crashes or falls.

Risk factors like age and certain health conditions can also make patients more susceptible to this condition. In many instances, however, tendon irritation can be treated early to avoid the onset of tendonitis. Proper stretching, a focus on ergonomics, and avoidance of overexertion can help to minimize the risk of developing the condition.

What Are the Symptoms of Shoulder Tendonitis?

Most of the symptoms of tendonitis of the shoulder are experienced at the point of injury. These symptoms include:

  • Dull, aching pain that is heightened during movement of the shoulder or arm
  • Swelling in the affected area
  • Tenderness, particularly to the touch
  • Some weakness and inability to maintain certain arm positions

Because these symptoms can sometimes indicate a variety of other conditions, it is important to obtain a proper diagnosis to ensure that you receive appropriate treatment. Fortunately, osteopathic care is an effective option for treating tendonitis in the shoulder.

How We Can Help

It is important to seek treatment for tendonitis as early as possible, to minimize its effects and facilitate a speedier recovery. Leonid Tafler, D.O. can provide the effective osteopathic treatment you need to reduce pain symptoms, restore lost mobility and range of motion, and expedite the healing process. This safe, gentle treatment can include manual manipulation, stretching, recommended exercises, and various lifestyle changes.

 

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If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tafler. He will provide a comprehensive examination to confirm your diagnosis and work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan to resolve your tendonitis concerns and restore your quality of life.

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