Supraspinatus tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle, explains Physiopedia. The main cause of this injury is overuse, especially by people in occupations and sports that require the arm t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons describes a rotator cuff tear as a tendon tear of the four rotator cuff muscles that stabilize the shoulder. These include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and ... More »

The shoulder contains several muscles, including the subscapularis, supraspinatus, teres minor and infraspinatus. The muscles and their connected tendons comprise the rotator cuff, which stabilizes the shoulder and suppo... More »

Some treatments for a partial tear in the supraspinatus tendon are for the patient to modulate his activity when it involves his shoulder, rest, and gentle exercises and physical therapy to help the shoulder heal, accord... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

During surgical repair of the supraspinatus tendon, the patient is put under general anesthesia or is given a local or regional anesthesia, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. Then, the operating team cleans the area on the sho... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

A torn tendon in the shoulder can be repaired and treated nonsurgically by applying cold packs for 20 minutes several times a day and taking anti-inflammatory medications, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

To stretch a pulled toe tendon, sit in a chair, and place heels on the floor while reaching down and pulling the big toe toward the ankle, advises WebMD. When pulling the toe, hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds, repe... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains