Is it a Bird or Shoulder Tendonitis?


Shoulder tendonitis causes an inflammation of the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon and is usually the outcome of a pinched tendon. Sports activities that require the arm to move over the head repetitively, such as baseball, weightlifting, racket sports, and particular swimming strokes often are the cause of shoulder tendonitis.
Do you have any of these symptoms?

• Pain or stiffness in the shoulder
• Unable to hold arm in particular positions

Pain relief strategies –

• Active rest
• Strengthening/rehabilitation exercises
• Anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil, Motrin or Aleve
• Anti-inflammatory steroid injections
• Surgery for extreme injuries
Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center has on-site state-of-the-art technology to diagnosis and treat orthopaedic conditions. For your convenience, both of our Warrenton and Gainesville offices are equipped with in-office radiology departments. Not only does this facilitate rapid diagnosis but it is also convenient for patients who may be experiencing pain or disability at the time of their visit. To schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified and fellowship trained physicians, call our Warrenton office at (540-347-9220) or our Gainesville office at (703-743-2814). Or visit to make an appointment. Same day/next day appointments available.

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