Shoulder Tendonitis: What is the Best Treatment Approach?

Shoulder Tendonitis

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Shoulder tendonitis is inflammation of tendons trapped against bones in the shoulder joint. Shoulder tendonitis pain is felt at the top of the shoulder, radiating to the arm.  

ANF Therapy ®️ is a revolutionary treatment approach to treat shoulder tendonitis with the help of ANF Devices. This therapy works on the principles of frequency medicine.  

What Is Shoulder Tendonitis?

The term tendonitis refers to inflammation of tendons. Shoulder tendonitis is inflammation of tendons due to entrapment of tendons between bones. The main tendons involved in shoulder tendonitis are rotator cuff and biceps. This condition occurs due to repeated overhead movement of arms during sports such as basketball, racket sports, swimming, and weightlifting during exercise.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Shoulder Tendonitis?

The symptoms associated with shoulder tendonitis vary with the severity of inflammation. In mild cases, you may not feel pain at rest, but overhead movement of arms can cause pain. Severe inflammation affects the range of motion and causes severe pain when you move your arms. However, the signs of symptoms of shoulder tendonitis include the following:  

  • Pain in the tip of the shoulder that radiates to the arm
  • Pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint
  • Reduced mobility of shoulder joint
  • Sharp pain in the shoulder joint on the overhead movement of the arm 
  • Clicking sound on movement 
  • Mild swelling in the shoulder joint 
  • Inability to hold the arm in a certain position

What Are the Causes of Shoulder Tendonitis?

Shoulder tendonitis occurs due to multiple causes. A few of them are:

1- Overuse of Muscles:

Repeated overhead movement of arms during sports and weight lifting can cause degeneration or rotator cuff, a risk factor for shoulder tendonitis.  

2- Strenuous Training:

Heavy weight lifting, hard throws or swimming strokes can pull your tendons, leading to inflammation of tendons. 

3-Improper Technique:

Improper postures during exercise or swimming can put pressure on the rotator cuff and biceps, resulting in shoulder tendonitis. 

4- Sports Injuries:

You are more prone to shoulder tendonitis if you’re an athlete or sportsperson. Sports that cause shoulder tendonitis are golf, tennis and racket sports, volleyball, swimming, and baseball.

5- Other Causes:

If you do a job that needs overhead motion work, such as passing weight to someone standing at a higher position than you, overhead pressing machines, and assembling work, you can get shoulder tendonitis. Falling on an outstretched hand can also be one of the reasons for shoulder tendonitis. 

What are the Risk Factors for Shoulder Tendonitis?

Ageing is one of the major risk factors for shoulder tendonitis. With age, your joints and tendons become less flexible, increasing the risk of entrapment of tendons between bony structures. Other risk factors include the following: 

  • Health conditions like joint inflammation or arthritis
  • A working environment that requires repetitive movements 
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Improper posture when performing work or exercise  

What Are the Stages of Shoulder Tendonitis?

Shoulder tendonitis is categorised into three stages depending on the severity of the condition. These conditions are as follows:

1- Overuse Tendonitis

It occurs due to repetitive shoulder motions that put pressure on the rotator cuff. This stage is characterised by bruising, irritation, mild pain, and weakness of the shoulder joint.

2-Calcific Tendonitis:

When inflammation of tendons persists for a longer time, calcium starts to deposit within the tendons, leading to calcific tendonitis. Calcific tendonitis results in loss of muscle strength and decreased range of motion.

3-Impingement Tendonitis:

When the rotator cuff becomes weak, and the bursa becomes swollen, the rotator cuff gets “pinched” by the humerus. This leads to impingement tendonitis.  

4-Rotator Cuff Tear:

This is a severe form of tendonitis that results from muscle degeneration, falling on an outstretched hand, and long-term impingement of rotator cuff tendons. This is characterised by partial or complete tearing of rotator cuff tendons associated with severe pain.

How Is Shoulder Tendonitis Treated?

There are various treatment options for shoulder tendonitis, but ANF Therapy®️ is a non-invasive and chemical-free treatment approach that provides faster results, long-term relief, and higher satisfaction rates.

Advanced Treatment: ANF Therapy®️

ANF Therapy®️ has emerged as an innovative approach to treating shoulder tendonitis. This therapy uses small circular wearable ANF Devices that are charged with certain frequencies. When applied to the body, these devices get activated and emit frequencies that strengthen the weakened neurological frequencies of the body. 


ANF Therapists will take your history first. They will inquire about your presenting complaints, recent injuries, aggravating and relieving factors, acute or chronic exacerbation in pain, and how much this problem has affected your routine activities.

2-Physical Examination:

After a detailed history, they will perform a detailed physical examination. They will assess the severity of inflammation, extent of swelling, severity and nature of pain, and range of motion. They will palpate all biceps and rotator cuff tendons to assess the stage of shoulder tendonitis.

3-Neurological Examination:

Neurological examination is the most important step. ANF Therapists will perform a neurological examination to palpate inflamed nerves. This step will help them locate areas for the application of devices.

4-Application of Devices:

After a detailed history and examination, ANF Therapists will apply ANF Devices to certain areas of your body. For shoulder tendonitis, they will apply pain and anti-inflammatory devices, such as ACA (antioxidant carnosine) and AGA (antioxidant glutathione) devices, to heal the problem from its root cause. 

5-Expected Outcome:

ANF Therapy®️ aims to strengthen and normalise weakened neurological frequencies and reduce pain, inflammation, and oxidative stress with the help of ANF Devices.  

Most patients feel a significant difference in the severity of pain within 10-60 minutes. Patients have shown a 50% reduction in pain after the first session. However, individual responses may vary. You’ll need a few sessions of ANF Therapy®️ to completely heal your body from pain and inflammation caused by shoulder tendonitis.  

Following ANF Therapy®️, you might feel mild detox symptoms like increased thirst, dehydration, and headache, but these symptoms indicate the body’s response to ANF Therapy®️. These are aligned with treatment outcomes and improvement in the patient’s condition. 

6-Follow up:

Treatment of shoulder tendonitis with ANF Therapy®️ consists of a few sessions that your therapists will decide according to your condition. You will need to change ANF Devices every three days. ANF Therapists will guide you in changing ANF Devices at home and provide follow-up sessions. 

Start Your Journey with ANF Therapy®️:

If you are suffering from shoulder tendonitis, whether acute or acute, ANF Therapy®️ has got you covered. We offer an advanced treatment that can treat shoulder tendonitis from its root and help you live a healthy and pain-free life. To start your treatment with ANF Therapy®️, visit a nearby ANF Therapist or find your ANF Therapist at 

If you’re a healthcare practitioner and want to learn advanced treatment options for orthopaedic conditions, learn more about the ANF Therapy®️, its implications, and the clinical education program and training at ANF Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you fix tendonitis in the shoulder?

We treat tendonitis in the shoulder with the help of frequency medicine, using ANF Therapy®️. We use ANF Devices that emit certain frequencies to strengthen the body’s weak frequencies. This process activates the body’s natural healing process, aiming to treat shoulder tendonitis from its root. 

What does shoulder tendonitis feel like?

Shoulder tendonitis presents with pain at the tip of the shoulder that radiates towards the arm. It commonly occurs when you lift your arm overhead and try to twist the arm. Shoulder tendonitis affects range of motion, and you can not hold your arm in certain positions. 

How long does it take to heal shoulder tendonitis?

ANF Therapy®️ aims to reduce pain associated with shoulder tendonitis by 50% within the first session, and patients usually show improvement within 10-60 minutes. However, you may require a few sessions to heal it completely. ANF Therapists will decide after your physical assessment. 

What are the four symptoms of tendonitis?

Pain in the tip of the shoulder, restricted shoulder movement, clicking sound, and stiffness of the shoulder joint are four major symptoms of tendonitis. 

Can shoulder tendonitis be permanent?

According to Dr Mikel H-G Hoff, shoulder tendonitis can be permanent if you do not treat it timely. Chronic inflammation in the tendonitis of the shoulder leads to a condition called “frozen shoulder”, which severely affects the range of motion of your shoulder joint. 

What causes tendonitis without injury?

Repetitive overhead movement of the shoulder joint, improper posture during weight lifting, sports, and certain jobs that require overhead weight lifting can cause shoulder tendonitis. 

What is the Best Treatment for Shoulder Tendonitis?

Amino Neuro Frequency or ANF Therapy®️ is the best treatment for shoulder tendonitis. This is an advanced treatment approach that works on the principles of frequency medicine using ANF Devices. These devices activate the body’s natural healing response and treat the condition from its root.

About ANF Therapy®️

ANF Therapy®️ uses circular ANF Devices, which are applied directly on the skin after palpation and assessment by a trained ANF Therapist following the ANF Therapy®️ Method, Patented Model no. U202030252, ES1259974.

The ANF Therapy®️ purpose is the alleviation of injury and pain within minutes.

Our aim is that the patient experiences a reduction of pain and swelling, an increase in range of motion, and an improvement in quality of life related to health. Non-transdermal, non-invasive device, NO needles or chemicals are used.

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