Shoulder injuries are often experienced as pain in your arm, not in the shoulder itself. The pains may be constant or only triggered by movement, and you will often be able to trigger the pain by lifting your arm or moving it a certain way. The pain may also be present at night and disturb your sleep.
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Why does it hurt?
Shoulder pain can have many different causes, but the most common one is when a ligament has been strained. As time goes on, ligaments become weaker, and for a certain portion of people over the age of 60, the ligaments have been almost completely worn out. Other common causes of shoulder pain are:
Acute injury: Your shoulder is damaged due to a sudden and overwhelming strain (e.g. falling and bracing with your shoulder).
Excessive strain: Your shoulder is subjected to an unaccustomed strain over a longer period of time (e.g. painting a ceiling, or performing any other tasks that involve heavy use of the arm above shoulder height).
Degeneration: Muscles and ligaments become weaker and stiffer with age, which naturally increases the risk of injury.
Pain and inflammation are the body’s way of telling you to ease the strain on your shoulder. Two things are critical in treating your pain:
Reduce the activities that led to your injury. Make sure the strain on your shoulder is lessened.
Perform exercises that stimulate your shoulder. They will help strengthen and return it to normal functionality.
How Injurymap treats your shoulder pain
Injurymap’s program for treating your shoulder pain consists of exercises that stimulate and help rehabilitate ligaments and muscles. The first exercises focus on light mobility, which will prepare you for the stability and strength exercises that will return your shoulder to normal functioning. Stretching exercises are also a part of the program, and they will help ensure your continued mobility and help you avoid future injuries.
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- Shoulder instability
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- Internal impingement
- Acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis
- Acromioclavicular distortion
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