Rotator cuff tendonitis affects the tendons and muscles that help move the shoulder. Tendonitis means that these tendons are inflamed or irritated. This condition normally occurs over time. It can be from keeping your shoulder in same position over time, sleeping on the same shoulder every night, or from participating in activities or work related tasks that involve extending the arm over the head.
Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tear is a tear in one or more of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. If you have a tear in one of the muscles you may experience pain, weakness, stiffness, loss of movement and radiating pain down into the elbow or hand.
Calcific tendinitis is a disorder characterized by deposits of hydroxyapatite in any tendon of the rotator cuff. This condition causes pain and inflammation. No one really knows what causes calcific tendinitis. Wear and tear, aging or a combination of the two involved in degenerative calcification. Clinical techniques are needed to break up the calcium deposits, once removed pain and shoulder function will be restored.
Frozen shoulder also known as adhesive capsullitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms normally begin gradually, and worsen over time. Pain is normally constant and worse at night. Certain movements or bumps can provoke of pain and cramping. Therapy is recommended to remove pain and restore motion of the shoulder joint.