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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Most rotator cuff tendinitis can be treated at home.
  • Try rest, ice, ibuprofen, changing your activities, and simple stretching and strengthening exercises.

When you may need a provider

  • Pain is not starting to go away after 2–3 weeks of home treatments
  • You can’t lift your arm
  • You may need to see a provider in-person for a physical exam.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain radiating down the arm with chest heaviness
  • Severe pain and inability to move the shoulder
  • Sudden numbness and weakness in the arm

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