Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis includes initial rest, avoiding of activities above the head and sports, non-
steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and rehabilitation physiotherapy and muscle training. Steroid injections into
the inflamed area often helpful and may be effective in the longer as well as shorter term. However if the symptoms
persist despite this non-operative management or an MRI scan or sub-acromial X-ray view of the shoulder may be able
to demonstrate damage to the rotator cuff. In which case surgery may be indicated. This should with modern techniques
be undertaken by arthroscopic, minimally invasive or keyhole techniques. These techniques provide a better direct
visualisation of the problem and allow direct, appropriate surgery without wider disruption or the associated pain,
stiffness and need for post-operative rehabilitation.