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Shoulder Tendonitis Treatment

When tendons in the shoulder joint become inflamed, it can result in pain and stiffness of the joint. This tendon inflammation is called shoulder tendonitis, one of the more common causes of shoulder pain. Overuse of the shoulder from sports or other activities, as well as a shoulder injury, can cause tendonitis. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers treatment for shoulder tendonitis at his practice in San Jose.

Tendons are integral to the shoulder joint for movement and stability. The rotator cuff tendons and the bicipital tendons allow for movement while keeping the ball and socket in place. Tendonitis of the shoulder tendons occurs when damage causes inflammation. This is common in athletes who use repeated overhead motions, like tennis players, baseball players and swimmers. Certain jobs may also require repeated overhead motions of the arms that can cause damage to tendons. Severe injuries to the shoulder may also lead to tendonitis.

In many cases, tendonitis can be relieved through conservative treatments. Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medication can offer relief and reduce the inflammation. Physical therapy can be used to regain strength and flexibility in the shoulder. When conservative treatments are not effective, surgical repair may be required.

Surgical Repair for Shoulder Tendonitis

If the tendons in the shoulder joint are torn or damaged, surgical repair may be needed to stop the inflammation. Arthroscopy can be used to repair the rotator cuff or bicipital tendon, allowing for improved movement and reduced pain.

Dr. Reynolds specializes in orthopedic arthroscopic surgery, using the most advanced techniques for repairing damaged shoulder joints. Whenever possible, Dr. Reynolds will use conservative and non-invasive treatments to alleviate shoulder tendonitis, but if surgery is necessary, his extensive experience can garner the best results. Contact his practice to schedule an exam if you have been suffering from shoulder tendonitis to learn more about treatment options.

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!

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Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200