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Rotator Cuff injury and Tendinitis

The most common symptoms include shoulder pain and weakness as well as lack of flexibility and mobility of the shoulder. The injury usually first starts off as Rotator Cuff tendinitis brought on by over use and shocks gradually causing microscopic damage to the Rotator Cuff, causing inflammation and soreness of the shoulder. If the tendinitis is not dealt with the damage to the Rotator Cuff will gradually get worse and tears will develop on the tissue of the Rotator Cuff. Usually with a Rotator Cuff injury surgery is required to repair the damage to the Rotator Cuff. Therefore it is always best to treat the tendinitis early before it progresses into an injury, the tendinitis can be treated through physio which usually involves light stretching exercises using resistance bands to improve strength, and flexibility of the shoulder. Shoulder supports are also recommended to help support and protect the shoulder and Rotator Cuff from shocks that can add to the damage. As well as supporting the shoulder the supports can also help to prevent movement which would otherwise cause the shoulder to fall or move into a position which may further cause harm. {check out ours!}

What you can also do to help:
-Reducing inflammation through the use of ice packs is known to help with pain relief.
-Anti inflammatory gel applied to the affected shoulder can help ease pain as well.

-To prevent injury you must always warm up and cool down your muscles and tendons before and after sports activity helping reduce the risk of over stretching muscles and tendons.

Please feel free to ask any question you may have below we will do our best here at In the Name of sport to answer any of your questions as soon as possible however It is always best to consult a physiotherapist for a proper diagnosis.

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