The painful shoulder may have very diverse causes, as shoulder joint is the most mobile of the human body. Contrary to many other joints such as the hip, shoulder has a deep cup that receives the head of the bone (humeral head) and stabilized, also holds the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the head in position. If these do not fulfill their function sufficiently, the result is usually the appearance of shoulder pain. Therefore, little or weak muscles exercised and deformations can be the cause of this discomfort. Incorrect posture also constitutes a risk to suffer the pain of the shoulder.
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Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain:
- Impingement Syndrome Shoulder
- Injury or tear of the rotator cuff called ruptured rotator cuff.
- Inflammation of the glenohumeral joint, frozen shoulder
- Fractures and injuries
- Dislocation of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder dislocation)
- Stiffness or muscle spasm
- Diseases in other body parts, for example, tumors, neurological diseases, antipathy
In addition, on efforts, e.g. practicing weight training or lift too heavy objects, sometimes resulting in inflammations of the glenohumeral joint and tendon insertions, or in sprains and torn ligaments, or seizure and muscle contractures.
It is also common for pain in other body regions such as the hand, arm or neck, radiating to the shoulder.
The stiff shoulder or inflammation of the shoulder joint is a painful condition of the tendons, joint capsules, and burse in the region of the rotate cuff of the shoulder joint. The term frozen shoulder refers to reduced or no mobility of the joint. Among the possible causes of frozen shoulder are the following:
- Lack of movement
- Capsulitis or contraction of the joint capsule
- Capsular adhesions, external influences (e.g. falls)
- Fracture in the shoulder
Other causes of shoulder pain
The pains intensified, especially during internal and external rotation of the arm and radiated the Deltoid, a triangular muscle located on the joint of the shoulder.
A muscle stiffness accompanied incorrect posture or stress may cause contracture. Sitting for long hours can cause severe stiffness in the shoulder girdle. Also, those who carry too much weight or do it on one side, undergoing the shoulder, back, and neck to overexertion.
Diseases In Other Body Parts
Furthermore, the possibility that diseases of other organs or structures causes pain that spread to the shoulders.
- Pain from spinal (vertebral pain origin)
- Neuritis (brachial neuritis)
- Nerve injury
- Suprascapular nerve syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Internal diseases such as heart attack, biliary colic, or lung cancer
- Rheumatologic diseases such as arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Here Are Some Tips To Help Shoulder Pain Improve:
- Apply ice to shoulder area for 15 minutes and then leave it off for 15 minutes. Do this again a few times per day for 2 to 3 days. Wrap ice in a cloth. Don’t apply directly to your skin as it can cause frostbite.
- Let rest the shoulder for a few days.
- Gradually resume regular activity. A chiropractor could help you on this in a safe manner.
- Practice good posture to keep muscles and tendons of the shoulder in the correct positions.