An injury to the tendon of the rotator cuff of the shoulder, also known as rotator cuff tendinitis, occurs when the tendon that helps the rotator cuff glide and move freely becomes damaged. Since the rotator cuff tendon plays a key role in arm and shoulder movement, this injury may impair the patient’s regular activities. This injury is common among people whose work or hobbies involve extending the arm over the head repetitively or frequently. The constant movement may strain the tendon and cause irritation, inflammation, or tears.
Patients diagnosed with this condition may require long-term physical therapy or surgery depending on the extent of damage to the tendon. Southeast Asia currently offers various treatment options for this condition and promises high-quality care for all patients, local and international alike.
Nowadays, more and more patients are considering medical tourism to receive high-quality specialty care. With recent developments in Southeast Asia’s medical tourism industry, the region has become one of the top choices among international patients and also one of the most hospitable for those in need of medical care.
Countries such as Thailand and Malaysia now have various programmes in place designed to facilitate medical services for international patients. These programmes include special assistance centres in airports, shorter visa procedures, and multilingual staff dedicated to assisting medical travellers. The streamlined process ensures that patients with injuries that cause pain and requires prompt medical attention don’t have to endure long waiting periods before receiving care. It also paves the way for patients whose professions require the use of their arms and hands to access the highest quality medical treatment for a rotator cuff tendinitis, so that they can return to their normal life after treatment.
Southeast Asia has an impressive roster of reputable orthopaedic doctors and surgeons who have international credentials. Thus, patients can consult only the best and also receive the best treatment outcomes for their condition.
Despite all these, medical tourism in Southeast Asia is known for its significantly lower prices especially when compared with healthcare costs in the US and UK. In fact, it is one of the reasons that propelled the region’s medical tourism industry to worldwide fame. The lower-priced medical services in the region, combined with medical care that meets global standards, contribute to the recognition Southeast Asia’s medical infrastructure has so far received.