Soft Tissue Rheumatic Syndromes
Shoulder Tendonitis and Bursitis are two distinct conditions that can easily be misdiagnosed in the absence of a proper assessment. Treatment for both shoulder tendonitis and bursitis performed by a Registered Physiotherapist is very effective in reducing symptoms and preventing further damage or long-term recurrences.
Shoulder Tendonitis describes inflammation of a tendon in one of the muscles that makes up the shoulder girdle. People suffering from Shoulder Tendonitis often have a history of mild irritations that have subsided with rest. These patients come to us when their most recent flare-up has proven to be more persistent. The key to treating Shoulder Tendonitis, and preventing future flare-ups, lies in catching the problem early, creating tailored treatment programs and focusing on overall wellness.
It’s important to know too that, if the tendons have been injured too often before seeking assistance, calcium deposits may form within the shoulder. In the case of complications like this, it’s important to seek help from a Registered Physiotherapist with extensive experience and the skill to return you to pain-free function without the need for surgery.
Presenting in much the same way as Shoulder Tendonitis, Shoulder Bursitis can be deceptive. Make sure you consult a Registered Physiotherapist who can identify your injury as comprehensively as possible—not solely based on symptoms, but also using special tests to identify the source of your injury.
Bursitis of the shoulder is an inflammation of the bursa in your shoulder joint. Your bursa is a little bag of fluid, whose purpose is to cushion joint friction. When inflamed, any activity is likely to cause shoulder pain. Proper treatment that addresses the root cause of bursitis is essential to ensure a full and quick recovery.