Shoulder Tendonitis, Bursitis Condition

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.

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.


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.

Biceps TendonitisFrozen ShoulderRotator Cuff InjuriesShoulder ImpingementShoulder PainShoulder Tendonitis/Bursitis

Contact Us Today

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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Shoulder Tendonitis / Bursitis Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!