14 Jun Here is an Uppercut, Fixing Shoulder Pain
It is time to take the weight off your shoulders and get that pain fixed!
No doubt there has been some point in life where you’ve experienced shoulder pain. This could have been from multiple things such as overuse, putting your shoulder under strain in a bad position, compression on a nerve or even degeneration as we get older.
Now the shoulder is quite complex and a highly mobile structure made of several components including two joints:
- The Glenohumeral Joint – this is where your upper arm bone (humerus) connects to the shoulder blade (scapula)
- The Acromioclavicular joint – where the top of your shoulder blade meets up with your collarbone (clavicle)
Strong connective tissue forms your shoulder capsule. This keeps the head of the humerus in place in the joint socket. To be honest, the shoulder joint is not the greatest invention our universe thought of. It’s a large moving joint with small structures to support. This is often why the shoulder becomes a site of injury.
Let’s have a look at the types of pain you may experience with your shoulder.
- Tendon inflammation or tendon tear: Splitting and tearing of tendons may result from acute injury or degenerative changes in the tendons due to advancing age, long-term overuse and wear and tear, or a sudden injury. Rotator cuff and biceps tendon injuries are among the most common of these injuries.
- Instability: Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. This can happen as a result of a sudden injury or from overuse.
- Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis. The most common type of arthritis in the shoulder is osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis. Symptoms such as swelling, pain, and stiffness, typically begin during middle age.
Don’t let all of this scare you. If you have shoulder pain, early treatment is important as you can treat the injury before secondary issues occur.
Who should I see about this? Well, your best bet, if you are unsure of what has happened, is to see your Myotherapist, Physical Therapist, GP or Exercise physiologist. Health Place can help you here with experienced therapists ready to help you with your shoulder pain.
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