What are the most common Shoulder Problems ?
- Arthritis: It can be cause by a tear of the cartilage that is often treated with ibuprofen or aspirin. It can also be an autoimmune disease causing one or more joints to become inflamed(may need physical therapy and medicine ).
- Dislocation: It occurs when the upper arm pops out of the socket. To treat it, you must see a professional that will put it back in the socket. You will need rest, ice 3 or 4 times a day, maybe wearing a sling and exercise to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and prevent injury that you can learn in: Shoulder Flexibility Solution.
- Fracture: Fractures are often caused by a fall or blow to the shoulder. You have to see a doctor to treat it. The doctor will put the bones to their place to promote maximum healing. Exercise to strengthen the shoulder and restore movement will be very important after the bones heals.
- Frozen shoulder: It can have many causes -Lack of use due to chronic pain – Rheumatic disease that is getting worse – Bands of tissue that grow in the joint and restrict motion – Lack of the fluid that helps the shoulder joint move. You can treat it with medicine that will reduce the shoulder pain and reduce the shoulder swelling. Gentle shoulder exercises can be done and if you can’t you may want to think surgery.
- Rotator cuff disease – Tendinitis and Bursitis: In tendinitis of the shoulder, tendons become inflamed from being pinched by parts around the shoulder. Bursitis is sometimes caused by disease. It is also caused by playing sports that overuse the shoulder or by jobs with frequent overhead reaching. Can be treated with ibuprofen or aspirin. Put some ice on the shoulder joint and have some rest. Exercise to strengthen the shoulder and restore movement. Surgery if the shoulder does not get better.
- Rotator cuff tear: Some tears are not painful, but others can be very painful. Sometimes they are injured from a fall. Treatment can depends on how severe the injury is, and how long the person has had the torn rotator cuff. Put some ice on the shoulder joint and have some rest. Exercise to strengthen the shoulder and restore movement. Surgery if the shoulder does not get better.
- Separation: A shoulder separation can happen when the ligaments between the collarbone and the shoulder blade are torn. The injury is most often caused by a blow to the shoulder or by falling.Treatment for a shoulder separation includes rest, maybe a sling, ice, exercise (after the rest) and maybe surgery.
The symptoms and treatment of shoulder problems vary, depending on the type of problem.
You can take a look at Eric Wong’s Shoulder Flexibility Solution if you really want to release shoulder tension with exercises to strengthen the shoulder and restore movement. On his website, you get an introduction to The 6-Step
Shoulder Flexibility System to show you how to improve shoulder flexibility.