20% of the population has partially broken the supraspinatus muscle, but they do not know it.
The shoulder is a set of joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles that allow greater mobility of arm. If the rotator cuff is not ready or makes an extra effort, you will easily suffer from shoulder pain, because of any swelling, damage or bone changes around the rotator cuff can cause shoulder pain. However, with the passage of time shoulders have less mobility and more injuries, forcing the use of orthosis.
Shoulder pain often arises when the tendons of the rotator cuff are trapped under the bone, causing inflammation, tendon injury or even shoulder tendinitis of the rotator cuff.
The most prone people to shoulder injuries are those that have a manipulative work and have to make repetitive shoulder movements for hours, but also swimmers, baseball players, tennis players and weightlifters who do not use shoulder supports for sports prevention.
In addition, shoulder pain also appears because of:
- Arthritis in the shoulder joint.
- Bone spurs in the shoulder.
- Bursitis: inflammation of bursa, which protects the shoulder joint and allows better mobility.
- Fracture of shoulder bones.
- Shoulder separation.
- Stiffness of muscles, tendons or ligaments of the shoulder that makes difficult the shoulder mobility.
- Arm injury that affects the shoulder.
- Old injuries without adequate orthosis or rehabilitation.
- Sprain of the tendons of the rotator cuff.
Sometimes we can locate the cause of shoulder pain in the neck and even in lungs, so that the shoulder pain has nothing to do with its mobility.
Tips of Teyder
Experts in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine of Teyder give you some tips to reduce shoulder pain:
- Use shoulder orthosis, as Neothermik shoulder supports of Teyder.
- Alternate cold and heat three times a day to relieve shoulder pain. It is important that the ice does not have direct contact with the skin, so you can use a cloth.
- Rest: it is important not to make sudden movements or overexertion while carrying shoulder orthosis.
- See a doctor. If the pain comes from the neck it is important not to use shoulder supports; you have to use a sling.
- Take NSAIDs only when it is necessary.
- Therapeutic massages.
Visiting a doctor is essential if you have recently had a serious injury and you have shoulder pain and it does not subside with orthosis or if you have symptoms like fever, swelling, redness, bruising or shoulder mobility problems.
If shoulder pain arises suddenly or you notice a pressure that reaches to the chest or neck, call emergencies, especially if you have other symptoms like dizziness, sweating or difficulty to breath, as it can be related with a heart attack.
Prevention of shoulder injury
- Use shoulder supports in sports that require continuous efforts or shoulder movement.
- Stretch and strengthen muscles and rotator cuff under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
- If your job is usually manipulative and you notice shoulder pain, use shoulder orthosis during work or when the first pains appear.
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