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Supraspinatus tendinit (supraspinatus tendinos)

Supraspinatus tendinit (supraspinatus tendinos)

Shoulder pain is common. After a strain or injury, the tendon attachments of the shoulder muscles can be affected, resulting in pain. One such condition is when the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle becomes inflamed. This results in pain when the sufferer lifts the arm upwards from the side. The inflammation usually subsides within a couple of days, but the pain may persist; this is known as tendinitis turning into tendinosis. The pain can radiate down the arm, especially at night. It can be difficult to lie on the aching side. Supraspinatus tendinitis is a common source of shoulder pain, especially after middle age. The condition is more common in diabetics, some industrial workers and in sports involving throwing and overhead movements. The symptoms are often long-lasting.

Preventing supraspinatus tendinitis is very much about avoiding the kind of repetitive movements that cause the injury. For example, avoiding working with your hands above shoulder height for more than one hour per day, heavy industrial work, repetitive work, working with heavy or vibrating tools. If you have an occupation that involves these risks, there are still measures you can take. These include maintaining a good working posture with your arms as close to your body as possible, varying your working posture and tasks, using breaks and aids, and getting help from a physiotherapist. In most cases, supraspinatus tendinitis heals spontaneously, but treatment is often necessary to regain good functional ability in the shoulder.

Here at Sportsmart.se we have a number of products in several sizes that can help relieve and stabilise a painful shoulder. A warming and stabilising support can be comfortable to wear, both at work and at home. When playing sports, you may need protection that maintains good mobility but still stabilises the shoulder. Our shoulder protectors and shoulder supports can be worn discreetly under clothing, or over a thin garment if you wish. Our products are durable and can withstand daily use. Both massage and/or alternating heat and cold can help with the pain and we have several products in this area as well. Heat liniment, hot cold cream and massage oil can help in those moments when the pain is extra noticeable.

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