Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: An Evidence-Based Overview for the Sports Medicine Professional

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Abstract

ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY IS A PREVALENT CONDITION AMONG BOTH THE GENERAL AND ATHLETIC POPULATIONS, WITH MANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS SEEKING CONSERVATIVE CARE AT SOME POINT. THE UNDERSTANDING OF TENDINOPATHIES HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PAST DECADE, AS HAVE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT TRENDS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY INCLUDING THE UNDERLYING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, RISK FACTORS, AS WELL AS THE EVIDENCE UNDERSCORING PHARMACOLOGICAL AND EXERCISE-BASED INTERVENTIONS.

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