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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Physiotherapy Singapore

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Rotator cuff injuries are the most common shoulder ailment affecting golfers. The golf swing causes chronic wear and tear injuries to the rotator cuff muscles. In rotator cuff tendinopathy, the tendons become swollen and hypercellular, the collagen matrix is disorganized and the tendon weaker, and there is an increase vasculature and nerve density. Calcification may occur in any of the rotator cuff tendons but it is most often seen in the supraspinatus.

Symptoms

  • Pain is often severe at rest, with movements, and at night.
  • Pain with overhead activities.
  • Activities undertaken at less than 90degrees of abduction are usually pain-free.
  • There will be tenderness over the supraspinatus tendon proximal to or at its insertion into the greater tuberosity of the humerus.
  • Pain in the shoulder or upper arm pain when the arm is lifted up and away from the body.
  • Pain in the front of the shoulder which extends down and into the elbow and forearm

What can we do to help?

Ice: Rest from the aggravating activity and ice.

Scapular Stabilization: Scapulohumeral rhythm is the movement of the scapula across the thoracic cage in relation to the humerus. This movement can be compromised by anything that changes the position of the scapula. This could be an imbalance in the muscles that hold the scapula in place which are the upper and lower trapezium. This imbalance can lead to impaired scapulohumeral rhythm which in turn can cause impingement of the rotator cuff tendon as the arm is raised above the head. Scapular stabilization refers to a set of exercises that strengthen the shoulder girdle muscles to restore normal scapular motion. These exercises also aim to facilitate energy transfer through the kinetic chain. An essential part of rehabilitating the kinetic chain therefore involves exercises that transfer energy from the trunk to the arm.

Strengthening: Muscle weakness or incoordination: Decreased rotator cuff strength or imbalance also pre-dispose to the development of tendinopathy. Treatment involves strengthening of the external rotators as they are usually relatively weak compared with the internal rotators. We will prescribe you with an extensive program to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles.

Stretching: Posterior capsular tightness of the shoulder joint is commonly associated with decreased internal rotation and reduced rotator cuff strength.

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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

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  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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Disclaimer
We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.

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