Shoulder Tendonitis Treated in New Albany, IN

Muscular man standing in a gym clutching his painful shoulder

Tendonitis is a painful condition that occurs when a tendon becomes irritated or inflamed. Found at both ends of a muscle, these flexible cords of fibrous connective tissue attach the muscle to bone. While any tendon can develop tendonitis, the condition frequently occurs in the shoulder and may be referred to as swimmer’s shoulder or pitcher’s shoulder.

Although tendonitis can result from sudden trauma, such as a direct blow to the shoulder, it is more likely to occur with overuse that stresses a tendon over time. Therefore, it is important to learn and use proper techniques when performing repetitive overhead movements. Improper technique can overload a shoulder tendon and lead to the development of tendonitis.

Whether you are seeking treatment for shoulder tendonitis or you would like to learn how to prevent it, the world-class orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic in New Albany, Indiana, can help. Our team is proficient in both injury rehabilitation and prevention.

What Are the Signs of Shoulder Tendonitis?

Tendonitis symptoms usually occur at the point where an irritated or inflamed tendon attaches to the bone. In addition to shoulder pain that worsens with movement, you might experience:

  • A dull ache
  • General tenderness
  • Mild swelling

How Is Shoulder Tendonitis Treated?

In many cases, tendonitis can be effectively managed with rest, physical therapy, and over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Many patients also benefit from an exercise program designed to stretch and strengthen the affected muscle-tendon unit. For instance, eccentric strengthening can be effective for treating many chronic tendon conditions and is often considered as a first-line treatment for shoulder tendonitis.

If your shoulder tendonitis symptoms persist and interfere with your daily activities, you should promptly consult with a physician who can perform a thorough evaluation. Left untreated, tendonitis can worsen over time and potentially lead to a tendon rupture, which may require surgical repair.

Consult With a Shoulder Specialist in New Albany

At Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, we emphasize conservative treatment, and we can help you find the least invasive approach that will be effective for addressing your shoulder tendonitis. If you would like to discuss your symptoms and treatment options with a shoulder specialist, contact us to request an appointment at our location in New Albany, IN.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150