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Physiotherapy For Supraspinatus Tendinitis in Gurgaon


Supraspinatus Tendinitis

Introduction

Supraspinatus Tendinitis is a pathological condition of the shoulder rather than being a disease. It is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon causing mild or extreme pain or tenderness just outside a joint. The thick fibrous cords present in the human body attaching muscles to bones are called tendons and play a major role in tendinitis. Hence, Supraspinatus Tendinitis affects the tendons and muscles that help move your shoulder joint. Get instant and effective physiotherapy treatment for Supraspinatus Tendinitis in Gurgaon from experienced and talented physiotherapists at PAL physiotherapy.            

Although it may occur in any of your tendons, the most vulnerable are the ones around your shoulders, wrists, and knees. The condition is often called ‘Tennis Elbow’, ‘Golfer’s Elbow’, ‘Impingement Syndrome’ or ‘Jumper’s Knee’ and is quite common. It is one of the major sources of shoulder pain among athletes and sportspersons.

In a majority of the cases, the condition can successfully be treated with rest, physical therapy and medications to reduce pain. However, if it is quite severe is severe and leads to the rupture of a tendon, the patient may be suggested a surgery. This condition is often a result of keeping your shoulder in one position for prolonged periods of time, sleeping on your shoulder every night, or participating in activities demanding you to lift your arm over your head.

Sometimes the condition occurs without any known cause.

Causes

The most common cause of Supraspinatus Tendinitis is the repetition of a particular movement over a long period of time. Most people develop this condition as their jobs or hobbies involve repetitive motions exerting regular stress on the tendons. Sudden injuries are also the reason behind some of the cases.

Improper techniques employed while performing repetitive sports movements often overload the tendon leading to the development of Tendinitis.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Supraspinatus Tendinitis often worsen over time. In the initial stages of the development, the symptoms may be relieved with rest, but gradually become constant and more painful. The symptoms of the condition tend to occur at the point where a tendon is attached to a bone. However, if your symptoms show up past the elbow, it is usually an indicator of another underlying problem.

Some of the most common symptoms of Supraspinatus Tendinitis are -

  • Constant pain and swelling in the front part of the shoulder and side of the arm
  • Severe pain triggered by raising or lowering the arm
  • Stiffness
  • Loss of mobility in the affected arm
  • Loss of strength in the affected arm
  • Clicking sound while raising your arm
  • Pain while reaching behind your back
  • Pain often described as a dull ache, especially while moving the affected limb or joint
  • Tenderness
  • Mild swelling

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of the disorder often begins with the doctor physically examining your shoulder. The doctor determines the exact spot of pain and tenderness. The doctor also tests your range of motion by instructing you to move your arm in certain directions. Examining the strength of your shoulder joint by asking you to press against something is also an important component of the physical examination for Supraspinatus Tendinitis. Your neck may also be diagnosed to check for conditions of the sort of a pinched nerve or arthritis that can cause symptoms of the likes of this condition.

If your symptoms are confusing and are expected to be a result of something other than Tendinitis, the doctor may perform certain imaging tests on you to confirm the diagnosis of rotator cuff tendinitis and safely eliminate any other causes of your symptoms. An X-ray may be done to check whether you have a bone spur or not. An ultrasound or MRI scan may be performed on some patients to check for inflammation in their rotator cuff and signs of any tearing.

Treatment

Although there is no well-defined treatment for Supraspinatus Tendinitis, the approach of a generalized treatment is to relieve the patient of that excruciating pain being experienced and reduce inflammation, to a great extent. Tendinitis, in its initial stages, can be managed at home on your own. Taking proper and timely rest, applying ice packs and gulping down some over-the-counter pain relievers may be all the treatment that you need sometimes. PAL Physiotherapy offer the best Rotator Cuff treatment in Gurgaon. Our physiotherapist gives you proper treatment in very friendly manner. 

In a majority of the cases, the following will be enough -

  • Resting the joint
  • Applying alternate hot and cold treatment
  • Consumption of pain relievers such as ibuprofen
  • Splinting of the affected joint

 

The patient may benefit a lot from a personalized program of specific physical exercises designed to stretch and strengthen the affected muscle-tendon unit. Eccentric strengthening emphasizing contraction of a muscle while it's lengthening has been found to be exceptionally effective for many chronic tendon conditions, and is now considered as a first line treatment for the same. Your physiotherapist will design a customized treatment plan for you and help you avoid motions and positions causing pain or worsening the situation.

Once the pain has subsided by a significant margin, the schedule of manual therapy and therapeutic exercises begins. It often includes exercises for -

  • Muscle strengthening
  • Joint mobility
  • Postural retraining
  • Supporting the shoulder and arm in a sling
  • Ergonomic intervention
  • Facilitating a safe home environment

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