I have shoulder pain and have been diagnosed with triceps tendonitis, is the correct diagnosis?

When I search on the web, I find triceps tendonitis defined as the lower part of the triceps. My pain is in the back of my shoulder and hurts when I extend my arm. When I am tested for strength in the rotator cuff, the rotator cuff is strong. My doctor said my condition is common in golfers, and I am avid golfer. He said it is the golfer’s shoulder equivalent to tennis elbow. Has anyone had this or heard of this before?

What rehab or preventive exercises can I do?

Thank you.
When I search on the web, I find triceps tendonitis defined as the lower part of the triceps. My pain is in the back of my shoulder and hurts when I extend my arm. When I am tested for strenght in the rotator cuff, the rotator cuff is strong. My doctor said my condition is common in golfers, and I am avid golfer. He said it is the golfer’s shoulder equivalent to tennis elbow. Has anyone had this or heard of this before? What rehab or prevantive exercises can I do? Thank you. I should have also noted I play basketball and workout 3-4 times a week. So I could have aggravated or hurt the shoulder playing bball. I have a low handicap and have rather solid mechanics according to my pro. The affected shoulder is not my lead shoulder, it is my right shoulder (non throwing) for my right handed golf swing. Thanks again

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  1. Dennis R, 02 August, 2009

    You can have tendinitis in either the insertion down at the back of the elbow or at the origin up in the back of the shoulder. Tendinitis is caused by overuse with poor mechanics. Having tight muscles can also contribute to a tendinitis. I would recommend that you do some stretching for the triceps and see if that helps. If not then you should have a professional examine your swing mechanics to determine if there is something in your swing that could be causing this.

  2. Erwin S, 02 August, 2009

    if you didn’t tear the tendon nor did you pull the muscle then rest with mild exrcise can help this in 3-5 weeks, but see more:

    http://www.orthojournalhms.org/volume5/manuscripts/ms18.htm

    http://www.remedybox.com/remedies/sports-flex-sachets.html

    http://www.golf-trainer.com/golf-injuries/golf-shoulder-pain-and-injury.html

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