SHOULDER PAIN FROM ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY
Do you have pain in your shoulder?
More specifically, do you experience dull aching pain in the shoulder joint?
Do you find it difficult to reach overhead and with lifting?
Do you have pain when reaching behind the back?
Have you felt more weakness along with pain in your shoulder over time?
You might be suffering with rotator cuff tendinopathy. This blog will outline rotator cuff tendinopathies, the associated symptoms and effective management. Shoulder pain can have implications on youron the ability to carry out daily tasks. If this has not improved over time, symptoms may become chronic and cause further long-term issues. Your Brisbane local Physiotherapist is the best professional to have this assessed, identified and treated. Be sure to book in now.
WHAT IS THE ROTATOR CUFF?
|Occupationally Related Factors||General Risk Factors|
|Prolonged sitting with bad or awkward postures||Muscle imbalances|
|Heavy lifting||Reduced flexibility|
|Direct pressure on the shoulder (carrying)||High BMI/being overweight|
|Repetitive movements of the shoulder||Metabolic disorders such as diabetes|
|Working above shoulder height with hands||Old age|
- Pain locally in the shoulder, but can be non-specific and hard to identify
- Pain when lifting arm above 90 degrees
- Worsening of pain with overhead movements
- Inability to lie on affected side when sleeping
- Waking nocturnally due to pain
- Progressively weakening arm if pain spans a long period
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY