A 29-year-old male asked:

I hurt my shoulder a month and a half ago, went to the dr, and she said i have inflamed tendons? i'm still not fully recovered. is this normal?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Unfortunately, yes: Tendinitis around the shoulder joint can be a prolonged problem...the anatomy is complex and many structures are inter-related, and it is a difficult joint to rest as we use our arms so much! Follow rest and gentle exercise recommendations as well as you can. If physical therapy or medication has been recommended, comply with instructions. Return to Doc for discussion of further diagnosis/MRI.
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