Shoulder tendinitis. What is it and How to Treat it? Here we tell you….
The shoulder tendinitis is one of the most common conditions that cause pain, discomfort and stiffness in the joint. Let’s know what it is about and what are the best treatments to improve in a short time, with the necessary care and attention.
The shoulder joint is supported by a group of muscles called “rotator cuff” and the “biceps tendon”. The bicipital tendon is in charge of maintaining the bone of the arm, inside the cavity of the shoulder. When the tendon of the rotator cuff or biceps tendon become inflamed, called tendinitis shoulder (he is also known as tendinitis of the rotator cuff or biceps tendinitis).
This condition can occur at any age, although people over 40 are usually the most affected. Mainly, it originates from some bad movement or bad force. It can be due to a bad weight lifting or the constant practice of physical exercises that stress the joint (such as tennis or baseball). Also, as a result of a hit or fall.
Treatments for shoulder tendonitis are not invasive or surgical. They focus on diminish inflammation, relieve pain and avoid heavy activity continue. By contrast, the analgesic treatment should be accompanied by physiotherapy exercises aimed at strengthening the area again. It will take a lot of perseverance and care.
How to improve a shoulder tendinitis?
With much perseverance, the patient’s shoulder again be functional in about two months , approximately. During this period it will be necessary to leave physical activity and perform therapeutic exercises.
In addition, we leave some key tips:
- For two weeks, it prevents any general activity that requires shoulder movement. This will decrease the pain considerably, before you start with physical therapy.
- Apply ice or cold compresses on the area for 15 minutes, about 3 to 6 times a day to fight inflammation.
- Massage the area with olive oil is a great natural painkiller. Also bring it to your daily diet.
- Looking for a physiotherapist confidence to start a specific rehabilitation.
- You can also try a specialist in chiropractic to restore balance and muscle flexibility.
- Limits movement in the home. Do not raise your arm above your shoulder and avoid lifting heavy things, as this could be a setback in rehabilitation.
- Avoid movements that require strength with outstretched arms and out of the body. If you need to get up, always do it close to the body.
- Does not sleep on the arm have shoulder tendinitis?
Exercise to improve shoulder tendonitis.
Look for a corner on the wall, put a towel or cloth and place the shoulder there. The affected arm should remain behind the shoulder, with the elbow flexed at a right angle. For better strength, one leg will be ahead and the other behind. Gently press your shoulder and feel the whole area stretch. Hold pressure for 15 minutes and rest. Repeat 4 times.
Practice this stretching about twice a day to improve flexibility.