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Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved.
Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management.

In brief: No
To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved.
Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management.
Dr. Susana Duncan
Dr. Susana Duncan
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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
You need to get a really well trained therapist with a lot of experience and start slow.

In brief: Sometimes
You need to get a really well trained therapist with a lot of experience and start slow.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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