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Overuse of a muscle or tendon typically causes shoulder tendinopathy. We will develop a treatment and rehabilitation based on your age, overall health and the cause and extent of the inflammation or tears in your tendon. Our goal is to restore normal motion and prevent future pain.


If you have painful inflammation or micro-tears, we may recommend anti-inflammatory drugs and a sling or brace while you heal. Our physical therapists may use ice, ultrasound or massage to limit your pain and swelling, as well as exercises to increase your range of motion. We also may recommend cortisone injections. Surgery could be the best option if you have extensive damage that doesn’t respond to treatment.