Irritation of the rotator cuff tendon is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Tendinopathy is an umbrella term that covers a number of conditions that present and respond to treatment in similar ways. Often tendinopathy follows a period of overload or trauma, such as a strain or prolonged compression. Rotator cuff tendinopathy is often the correct diagnosis in misdiagnosed frozen shoulders.
Tendinopathy results in the tendon becoming painful, this can either be intermittent following certain movements or loads or constant in some cases. Often there will be little pain at rest or when doing activities with a tendinopathy, but you may experience your symptoms later the same day or the next day. This is normal in tendinopathy.
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