Rotator cuff tendonitis

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Larry Benson is a sports medicine doctor and is treating rotator cuff tendonitis.

It comes from overuse or improper use of your shoulder. He is seeing a lot of people who are new to the gym and are doing overhead exercises improperly.

You can prevent this problem by stretching, doing range of motion exercises and specific rotator cuff strengthening exercises.  Also, you should use proper weight lifting techniques and the proper use of exercise equipment.

If your shoulder pain does not get better with anti-inflammatory medications and icing after a 10-14 day period, it needs to be evaluated by a physician. Consequences can become far worse if this issue is not taken care of properly.

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