Shoulder tendonitis is a common shoulder injury. Although it may cause significant discomfort and disrupt daily activities, it can be treated with the appropriate treatment options, which generally do not require surgery. Consult Dr. Ong about treatment options suitable for your condition.Book Appointment
Shoulder tendonitis is the inflammation of the rotator cuff or the biceps tendon. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, which helps secure the upper arm bone to your shoulder blade.
Shoulder tendonitis is one of the most common types of shoulder injuries, which may cause significant swelling and pain.
Common treatment methods include:
Surgery may be recommended for more severe cases of shoulder tendonitis (where the rotator cuff or bicep tendons tear partially or completely) or when non-surgical treatment options fail to alleviate symptoms.
A rotator cuff surgery is usually performed to remove the inflamed tissues and bone. There are generally two types of rotator cuff surgery:
A full review of your medical history, as well as a physical examination to check for swelling and pain, may be conducted.
Further imaging tests may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. An x-ray examination can eliminate other issues that may be causing pain, such as a bone fracture. Ultrasound and MRI scans can also display detailed images of your shoulder to determine the severity of the damage.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
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