Overuse and injury are common causes of rotator cuff tendinitis.
Symptoms include pain that's often described as a dull ache, and stiffness around the shoulder joint.
Rest, ice, and pain relievers can help. Physical therapy and steroid injections may be necessary.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks