Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Diagnosis
If a patient is experiencing rotator cuff pain, Dr. Millett will perform a thorough physical examination to determine the precise location of pain and discomfort. He will also test the shoulder’s range of motion and strength. An X-ray or MRI may also be utilized to confirm the diagnosis of shoulder tendonitis.
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Treatment
In many cases, the initial treatment for rotator cuff tendonitis involves managing rotator cuff pain and swelling by modifying activities, using ice and taking anti-inflammatory medications. Dr. Millett may also recommend physical therapy to help restore strength and range of motion to the shoulder joint.
If rotator cuff tendonitis symptoms are not alleviated by non-surgical treatment measures, Dr. Millett may recommend a surgical approach. Surgery is commonly performed to remove an inflamed, thickened bursal tissue, to remove a prominence on the acromion’s undersurface and to repair a tear in the tendons surrounding the rotator cuff.
For more resources on rotator cuff pain caused by rotator cuff tendonitis, contact the orthopedic office of Dr. Peter Millett.