A Patient Recently asked me, "When I Roll Over on My Shoulder at Night It Wakes Me Up, What Does It Mean Dr. Harcourt?
Rotator cuff tendinopathy is a more current term for what was once called rotator cuff tendinitis. How does one get rotator cuff tendinopathy? Generally there is some sort of either a small repetitive or significant injury to the shoulder. What are some examples: lifting too many groceries at one time; carrying a heavy child; car accident holding onto the steering wheel or hitting the door on impact; playing a sport and over-doing it such as long toss without proper warm-ups; running into the corner of a cabinet or other furniture; pulling weeds or shrubbery; playing past your limits golfing/tennis/soft ball/ basketball/paddle ball.
What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinopathy? A telling sympton is waking up when you roll over on the affected shoulder at night. additionally, when you experience shoulder pain and difficulty reaching out or up into a shelf or cabinet. Typically symptoms persist despite anti-inflammatory meds, script or OTC.
What to do about a sore shoulder that is limiting your ability to enjoy ife including sleep? Schedule either a no-charge consultation or examination with me @ 239.278.3344 option # 1. If you are having a hard time getting through on the office phone call me on my [email protected] 717.542-9386. You also can check out the videos that review one of our effective techniques to treat rotator cuff tendinopathy at this link:
Remember the longer you wait the more chance you will need a more aggresive treatment such as injections or surgery.
Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist