A Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is a degeneration of the collagen protein that forms the tendon of one or more of the rotator cuff muscles. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is a common condition representing 30-70% of shoulder pain disorders. And 40-50% of patients report pain after 6-12 months. Rotator cuff tendinopathies account for 25% more days off work than any other musculoskeletal injury. This condition is more significant after the age of 50 and can be attributed to multiple factors.
These tendinopathies can also be described based upon the specific tendon that is injured. These can include supraspinatus tendinopathy, subscapularis tendinopathy or infraspinatus tendinopathy.
Shoulder pain in many cases is complex and multifactorial and can be attributed to multiple reasons such as subacromial pain syndrome, acromioclavicular joint degeneration, subacromial impingement and of course rotator cuff tendinopathy.
Physiotherapy plays a vital part to play in the prognosis of all shoulder pain and returning to adequate if not full shoulder function. If you are worried about your shoulder pain because it has not settled after a few weeks, book a physiotherapy consultation with one of our shoulder specialists at Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic. Call 014913228 or emailing [email protected]