Move to Relieve – Prevention of Periarthritis and Shoulder Pain!
Do you usually have shoulder pain, limited shoulder movement, and fear of cold? If your answer is: Yes, Then you may have periarthritis of the shoulder.
So what is periarthritis, what are the causes and symptoms of periarthritis? How can we prevent periarthritis of the shoulder?
Periaarthritis, also known as age fifty shoulders, coagulation of the shoulders, frozen shoulders, refers to a chronic aseptic inflammation caused by damage and degeneration of the soft capsules around the shoulder capsule and joints. The main clinical manifestations are shoulder pain, motor dysfunction and muscle atrophy. The prevalence of this disease is about 50 years old. The incidence rate is higher in women than in men. It is more common in manual workers and more common in unilateral.
How is periarthritis caused?
1. Age factor
2. Degeneration of soft tissue around the shoulder
3. Wind cold and wet attack
4. Reduced shoulder trauma and shoulder activity
What are the symptoms of periarthritis of the shoulder?
2. Limited shoulder movement
3. Afraid of cold
4, pressing pain
5. Muscle spasm and atrophy
Frozen shoulder symptoms and precautions
① pain period
The main symptom is pain. Due to the impact of shoulder pain on movement, the mobility of the shoulder joint is obstructed and gradually becomes rigid, resulting in a decrease in shoulder mobility.
Avoid overloading the affected area at this stage, such as lifting heavy objects. Take more rest, choose appropriate anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing methods (such as cold or hot compresses), and do appropriate stretching exercises. When sleeping, pay attention to your sleeping position and avoid side sleep pressure on the affected area.
② Freezing period
Shoulder pain is reduced, but the joints still harden.
Properly stretch and use the affected shoulder more often, but don't take it too fast.
③ Thawing period
With proper treatment and exercise, the patient's shoulder joint sclerosis gradually improved and the daily function of the shoulder joint recovered.
Strengthen muscle exercises to increase shoulder muscle strength and prevent future relapses.
What are the ways to prevent periarthritis of the shoulder?
1, when joint in pain, should try to reduce the use of painful hand lifting weights.
2. Avoid excessive twisting of the shoulder joint, or repeated use of the same shoulder joint, should be used alternately.
3. It is better to lie on your back and sleep while sleeping to avoid lying on your shoulders for too long.
4. Do stretching exercises every morning such as yoga, tai chi, or moderate upper limb exercises such as swimming, basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.
5. Correct the bad posture and avoid chronic strain.
6. Diabetes, cervical spondylosis, shoulder and upper limb injuries, chest surgery, and neurological diseases can easily cause secondary periarthritis. Patients should pay more attention to it.
How periarthritis will harm us?
1 Weather changes, the condition worsens: patients with symptoms of periarthritis often feel that the pain gradually becomes worse at night or when the weather changes and becomes cold, which seriously affects the patient's life and work.
2 Pain: This is the most obvious symptom of patients with periarthritis. Patients always think that if they can tolerate a small amount of pain or inflexible shoulder movements, rest a little more and stop using it. A lot less.
3 Impact on life details: Pain in the shoulder joint prevents patients from lifting and grabbing the handrails in the subway car. What's more, ladies can't comb their hair, buckle skirts, dry clothes, and other details that seriously affect life. It is the right hand and the right shoulder periarthritis that cause considerable inconvenience to daily life and work.
4 Affecting sleep: Patients with periarthritis did not treat in a timely manner and dragged on day by day. Originally, the shoulders felt pain only when they were in motion. Later, they became painful even at night, which affected the patients' sleep.
What are the rehabilitation exercises for periarthritis of the shoulder?
1. Pull back towel
Stand up and hold your hands on both sides of the towel from above your shoulders and behind your back, put your painful hands below, and slowly lift the painless hands up to the highest point that you can tolerate, and pull up and down ten times each.
2. Pendulum movement
Standing beside the wall or table, put your pain-free hand on the wall or table as a handrail, relax your upper limbs, and swing the painful limbs back and forth gently, do it 20 times in a group and do five groups in a row. As the condition improves, the range of exercise can be increased.
3. Wall climbing
Face the wall, raise your painful arm, put your fingers against the wall, and then slowly climb your fingers up the wall, from the low position to the apex, repeat this action ten to fifteen times.
4. Left and right lifting
Stand with your feet slightly apart, holding a stick or umbrella in both hands. Raise the stick slowly to the left and right until you reach the maximum range, keep your elbows and wrists straight, complete the left and right once, and repeat the action ten times.
5. Stretch your front arm
The front and rear feet are separated, facing the corner of the wall, with both hands held up to 90 degrees. Lean your body forward to feel the stretch, hold for five seconds, and repeat the action ten times.
6. Lie down and lift
Lie on your back, hold a short stick or umbrella in both hands, stretch your hands straight up and head toward your head, and repeat the action twenty times.
Data show that from the onset of periarthritis to cure, it usually takes one year. In the onset of periarthritis of the shoulder, in addition to seeking medical treatment early, it is recommended to do more stretching exercises to avoid soft tissue atrophy, reduce pain, maximize shoulder function, and improve patients' quality of life.