Neck Tendonitis is not a common diagnosis but it can happen. Neck Tendonitis is inflammation that occurs within a tendon that runs through the neck.
It usually happens near the insertion of the tendon at the bone. Tendons are fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendonitis can develop inflammation from an injury strain or from repetitive strain.
Neck tendonitis can become very painful and limit your ability to perform daily activities. It can limit the ability to move your neck in various direction. This can affect your ability to drive, dress, sleep, and perform homework or sports activities. Some symptoms can include:
Tendons in the back of the neck include:
Tendons in the front the neck include:
The quick answer is yes. The neck and the shoulder are connected in many ways. The nerves that control the shoulder and arm come from the neck. Any irritation in the structures of the neck can cause pain to radiate to the shoulder and arm.
You can have a shoulder problem and a neck problem at the same time. Here are some simple ways to help determine the source of your symptoms.
Common patterns of neck pain include pain radiating from the mid to lower neck, to the shoulder blade, and down the arm. As the problem improves, the pain is often more local to the neck.
Common patterns of shoulder problems or shoulder tendonitis pain are sharp or pinching pain with lifting the arm to the side. Some people can also develop stiffness or inability to full raise the arm. This can be frozen shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis.
A doctor may order x-rays or MRI films if there was trauma involved with the neck tendonitis.
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Physical therapy is usually the first line of defense with neck pain or neck tendonitis. A physical therapist will address:
Physical Therapy tendonitis treatment interventions may consist of modalities for pain and inflammation:
If you have neck pain or think you may have neck tendonitis, the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute can help. Our doctors and therapists know how to treat tendonitis of the neck and get you back to your life!
To schedule an appointment for physical therapy at one of the 12 JOI Rehab Centers, please call 904-858-7045.
To Schedule an appointment with a JOI Neck Specialist, call 904-JOI-2000, schedule online, or click the link below.