tendonitis is the Latin name for one of the most common shoulder problem.
The patient usually complains of pain in the muscle on the outside
of the shoulder. There is great difficulty lifting the arm
out to the side. Sometimes the patient can get through the
pain and the arm is comfortable above the head.
The pain returns
as they try to return the arm to the side. The supraspinatus
muscle sits in a groove just above the shoulder blade. Its
tendon passes through a tunnel formed by the bones of the
shoulder and attaches to the bone of the upper arm - the humerus
- below the shoulder joint. This tendon glides through the
tunnel every time the arm starts to move out to the side or
up in front. If the tendon becomes inflamed it becomes fatter
and its passage through the tunnel is more difficult and painful.
Supraspinatus tendonitis can be caused by overuse when doing
activities where the arm is held out to the side for long
periods of time. Falling or other trauma to the arm may cause
damage to the tendon.
Supraspinatus Tendonitis doesn't recover by itself. Treatment
with Manual Lymph Drainage and
Connective Tissue Manipulation
help to relieve the inflammation and allow the tendon to return
to its normal size and pass freely through the tunnel.
See Tendon injury