ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY
What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?
The term `rotator cuff` refers to the tendons of a group of muscles around your shoulder joint that provides movement and stability to the joint.
Tendinopathy is the term that defines a state of tendons being painful and limited in their functions.
Rotator cuff tendons may become painful simply due to overuse or repetitive activities that imposes significant load on them. Some impingement of the tendons under the scapular bone usually accompanies this condition.
Who is Affected by Tendinopathy?
- Athletes (certain sports such as volleyball, basketball, tennis have a greater incidence)
- Manual labourers
- Anyone who performes repetitive overhead activities
What are the Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?
At early stages your shoulder might be sore at only after prolonged use and at certain ranges. As the condition progresses, the shoulder gets easily painful and limited in motions.