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Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which is the thick cord that attaches muscles to bones. In the shoulder, tendinitis often affects the rotator cuff tendons and can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder joint.

Ways to Prevent Tendinitis
  • Avoiding repetitive overhead activities that put strain on the shoulder
  • Proper warm-up and stretching before physical activity
  • Strengthening the shoulder muscles through exercise
What Causes Tendinitis?
  • Repetitive overhead motions that strain the shoulder joint
  • Age-related wear and tear on the joints
  • Poor posture or shoulder mechanics
Tendinitis Symptoms
  • Pain and tenderness in the shoulder, especially during overhead movements
  • Weakness or loss of strength in the shoulder
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the shoulder
When to See the Doctor
  • If you experience persistent shoulder pain or weakness
  • If you have difficulty using your arm or lifting objects
  • If you notice swelling or tenderness in the shoulder joint
Tendinitis Treatment
  • Rest and avoiding activities that aggravate the shoulder
  • Physical therapy to improve joint mobility and strength
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Arthroscopic surgery to repair or reattach the damaged tendon
How Dr. Kunal Patel Can Help

Dr. Kunal Patel is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions, including tendinitis. He can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of your injury and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs. Dr. Patel uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to provide personalized and effective care to his patients, helping them achieve optimal outcomes and regain their shoulder function. He also emphasizes conservative treatment options when possible, and works with his patients to develop customized rehabilitation plans to help them achieve a full recovery.