Taking up so much responsibility for performing several activities also leads to a potential for problems and sometimes these are gravely painful. As our shoulder is subject to various orthopedic problems, we will discuss the most common types of shoulder pain and ways to prevent it to some extent.
Rotator Cuff Injury & Impingement due to overuse or accidental event
It is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain triggering from the rotator cuff and is observed in two different ways. These can happen due to inflammation and or a tear. The tear can be partially or fully torn from the bone, and Rotator cuff inflammation (known as rotator cuff tendonitis or tendinopathy) is caused when the muscles of the rotator cuff become irritated or inflamed. It can be treated through surgical as well as non-surgical methods, depending upon the severity of the problem.
Shoulder Arthritis due to a breakdown of articular cartilage
There are times when due to gradual wear and tear of the cartilage (the one that acts as a wrapping for the shoulder joint) and hence affects the gliding movement of the bones present at the joint. Although this problem can’t be completely cured with non-surgical methods but can control the situation and get rid of the pain with the help right exercises.
Labrum Tear due to injuries to the cartilage lining
This problem happens when there is an injury in the cartilage lining that is present at the glenoid. It is suggested to get medical advice to know the most effective treatment procedure. If it is a severe injury, there may be a need to undergo a surgery called debridement.
Frozen shoulder due to the tightening of the joint
This is also known as adhesive capsulitis and leads to thickening and tightening of the joint that later progresses into immobility. People who do not pay attention to their posture are at a high risk of suffering from shoulder pain due to this cause. After adequate treatment, you can get rid of the stiffness easily with a non-surgical method.
Biceps tendinitis due to repeated motion
It happens when the biceps tendon gets inflamed (the tendon connecting the biceps muscle to the upper arm bone) due to wear and tear. People who are indulged in sports or profession that needs repetitive overhead motion like painting, baseball, etc. are at higher risk of experiencing this type of shoulder pain.
How to prevent shoulder pain?
- Pay attention to your posture while working at your desk
- Don’t work continuously for a long duration and take small breaks (at least once an hour).
- If your profession demands you to lift heavy things, then kindly use the right techniques, like- keeping the back straight, bending knees to use legs for power, and using a ladder or stool to reach something that is placed over your head.
- Follow a conditioning program after the recommendation of a medical expert to strengthen muscles.
Hopefully, by following these measures, one can prevent shoulder to an extend. If you are looking for an experienced shoulder doctor or orthopedic in Gurgaon, then feel free to contact Impact Doctor’s Hub. Their team of orthopedic doctors will try to help in getting rid of the pain.
HOD, CK Birla Hospital (Physiotherapy), India’s Leading Physiotherapist
Dr Saed Varis is an eminent physiotherapist in India with vast experience in treating post-operative orthopaedic conditions like TKR, THR, ACLR, HTO, etc. He has vast experience treating conditions like PA shoulder (Frozen Shoulder), Bankart Lesion, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Wrist Pain, Ankle Pain, Ligament Injuries, and many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Gurgaon’s Top Physiotherapist Dr Saed Varis, says, because of ageing, or due to a serious injury, certain individuals might start suffering from joint issues that restrict them from performing daily activities. One of the most common among them is knee osteoarthritis, which is an outcome of old age. Other knee diseases caused due to inflammation and injury are rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis, respectively. Serious knee diseases make normal activities such as walking, sitting, climbing stairs, lifting heavy objects, or standing for a prolonged duration of time very difficult. If medicines cannot show significant improvement in the knees, then the patients are suggested to go for a total knee replacement surgery (TKR).