Shoulder pain can be enough to give painful sleepless nights. They can be caused because of many reasons yet they are painful to endure. Some of the common causes of shoulder pain are:
1) Soreness of the tendon of the rotator cuff. Rotator cuff is the part of the shoulder that helps circular motion of the hands. If the rotator cuff is involved, the pain is usually in the front or outside of the shoulder. This pain is usually bad while raising the arm or lift something above the head.
2)Another cause is soreness of the subacromial bursa -a sac of fluid under the highest part of the shoulder.
3)The pain can also be caused because of an injury to any of the ligaments that surround the shoulder joint; or to the cartilage and labrum.
4)Pain may also be caused by diseases or conditions involving the joint (including arthritis), the soft tissues and bones surrounding the shoulder, or the nerves that supply sensation to the shoulder area.
8)Biceps Tendon Rupture
Treatment should be taken if you have any of the following problems:
1)Persistent pain for more than three days
2)Shoulder pain even when you’re resting
3)Inability to carry objects or use/raise your arm
4)Injury that causes deformity of the joint
5)Swelling or bruising around the shoulder joint
The treatment of shoulder pain depends completely on the root cause. But use of physiotherapy for shoulder pain is a completely harmless and effective technique .
It is one of the most important treatments for almost every orthopedic conditions.The physiotherapist designs a program based on the shoulder issue incorporating different modalities to increase strength, regain mobility, and help get back to normal.
Physiotherapy focuses on two points of shoulder motion: flexibility and strength.It’s also important to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder without putting stress to the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder.
Physiotherapists introduce some specific exercises for strengthening the rotator cuff. Depending on the nature of the injury, one can begin with basic exercises and slowly add in intermediate and advanced ones as the shoulder strength improves.Stretching exercises can help loosen the muscles that surround the shoulder joint.
The simplest shoulder exercise is the pendulum exercises which is performed by bending forward to allow your arm to hang down towards the ground. Small circles are made with the hand, allowing momentum to carry the arm around effortlessly.
Thus,the physiotherapists provide the effective treatment after jugding the cause of the injury and brings back the flexibility and movement of the arm and head.