The shoulder is a complex combination of bones and most flexible joints. It helps us in number of everyday activities like brushing your hair to reaching upto the shelves. So, it is easy to understand why you need to look into this matter as soon as possible. Shoulder pain can be due to osteoarthritis, muscle tears, tendonitis, and several other causes. Is Your Shoulder Pain Stemming From This?
Shoulder pain has become the common issue of modern time. Affected group ranges from School kids to Athletes to Working Class people. Alone in US, around 67% of total population is suffering from this issue and, surprisingly, many of them are ignorant towards it. Are you one of them? Then, it is the time to take corrective measures to get rid from it once for all. But before that this article will let you look for the main reasons of your shoulder pain.
1. Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
The rotator cuff is made up of a group of muscles and tendons. It helps shoulder joint to stay at its’ place. When these tendons are injured or inflamed you suffer from Rotator Cuff Tendonitis. Commonly, you get this condition when
⦁ You perform overhead motions on your jobs.
⦁ When you keep your shoulder in one position for too long while sleeping or doing some other activities.
But, It can also commonly be seen in Athletes and Players.
If overlooked, it can also tear the Rotator Cuff. This condition is also known as Swimmer’s Shoulder or Pitcher’s Shoulder.
How you can identify it?
⦁ Sudden pain in shoulders and arms
⦁ Swelling in shoulders and arms
⦁ Pain on lifting objects
⦁ Sound while moving arms
⦁ Stiffness in activities
⦁ Weak arms and shoulders
⦁ Make it difficult to comb your hair or reach behind your back
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Although it is uncommon reason, the degenerative process associated with osteoarthritis can affect the shoulder severely. Osteoarthritis of shoulder is generally the result of a previous injury. Osteoarthritis in this joint can be painful and cause trouble while doing everyday tasks.
Symptoms to look for:
⦁ Constant pain while performing any activity.
⦁ Limited range of motion.
⦁ Difficulty in sleeping on affected side.
3. Muscle Strain
When muscle is overstretched or torn it results in a muscle strain, or muscle tear. It is, generally, the result of Tiredness, Exertion, or improper use of a muscle. Such strains can occur in any muscle, but they are most common to see in shoulder. This strain ranges from Mild to Accute to Chronic. It’s symptoms include
⦁ Soreness and Swelling.
⦁ Bruising or discoloration.
⦁ lift something heavy and Injury.
⦁ Poor Posture.
⦁ Sports like Tennis, Golf and Baseball.
4. Labral Tears
This condition is most common among Athletes and middle-aged people. The labrum is made up of the thick tissue that is vulnerable to injury with trauma to the shoulder joint. It’s function is to maintain stability and motion of the shoulder.
In many cases, It can go unnoticed as there are no such symptoms of this injury. But, movement of arms can start this pain. It is more common to see among.
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About Author: Dr. Scott Gray
Dr. Scott Gray is an internationally recognized and expert physical therapist specializing in sport, athletic, and back and neck injuries. He is the inventor of a revolutionary form of treatment called the GRAY METHOD. This type of treatment unlike others, addresses the CAUSE rather than just your SYMPTOMS with a full body approach. For more information on how to ease or overcome your injury, go to www.backinmotionsspt.com.