Welcome to the September newsletter from Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy.
It has been a busy couple of months for Performance Podiatry and Physiotherapy. Podiatrists Ben and Kent Sweeting have been away in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney to speak at the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) roadshow. The AAPSM roadshow provided a great opportunity for Ben and Kent to mix with national and world leaders in podiatric sports and footwear research.
Physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor, Gillian Kehoe, is leaving for Nepal to volunteer for several months. We wish Gill all the best and are working hard to find a replacement.
Swelling and inflammation of a rotator cuff tendon. The rotator cuff refers to a group of four muscles that support and move the shoulder joint. The tendon attaches muscle to bone.
How does it happen?
Rotator cuff tendinopathy results from overuse or injury to a rotator cuff tendon.
How does it feel?
Rotator cuff tendinopathy often results in pain in the top of the upper arm. It is usally felt when trying to lift your arm in the arm and develops gradually. The pain is often associated with stiffness and tightness following activities in the initial stages. During the late stages of tendinopathy, the pain may be more intense and present throughout activity as well as following activity.
What should you do?
Rotator cuff tendinopathy generally does not get better on its own if the cause is not addressed and you continue to participate in agrravating activities. If you have or suspect you have rotator cuff tendinopathy, you should consult your nearest Sports Medicine professional.
What shouldn't you do?
You should not ignore the problem. Your recovery may be prolonged and it may take longer to return to participation in activities.