- Shoulder pain when picked up arms - and why there is what to do
On an issue like the pain of a show of hands, many people face: often it occurs in the elderly, but sometimes painful sensations occur in young athletes and people engaged in heavy physical labor. What causes this problem and how it can be overcome?
Why do I get pain when picked up Hands
The most likely causes of such pain are:
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To get rid of the pain.
- "Frozen shoulder," or frozen shoulder syndrome
It is a disorder in which the shoulder joint range of motion is reduced, and many hand movements can cause pain. In this disease, soft tissue surrounding the shoulder joint to become more dense, they appears swollen and / or they lose their elasticity. In any case, it affects the mobility of the hands and the simple actions can cause pain - from mild to very severe. Often one of the first signs of the disease is the pain of show of hands, but gradually the human condition significantly deteriorated. Some patients with so-called frozen shoulder can be difficult to put on, drive a car, cook and even to find a comfortable position to sleep
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. Most often it is a violation occurs in people older than forty years. Women suffer from it more often than men.
The exact cause of frozen shoulder is unknown, but risk factors associated with it include:
- Injuries and surgeries of the shoulder joint;
- Diabetes. In diabetes, the risk of frozen shoulder syndrome increases dramatically, although it is unclear what is the relationship between these disorders;
- Damage to the rotator cuff
Rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons located around the shoulder joint. She holds a joint in the correct position and allows a person to control the movement of arms. Various damage to the rotator cuff can lead to symptoms such as pain when raising the arm, which is particularly strong when the arm is raised above the shoulder joint (for example, when you comb), and pain in the shoulder at night, and pain in the circular hand movements;
- Tendonitis and bursitis
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Tendinitis - an inflammation of the tendons, busit - an inflammatory disease of the bursa, a small cavity located in the area of the joint, or between tendons and bones. Damage to the rotator cuff can be associated with these disorders.
Tendonitis and bursitis usually develop because of injury or wear and tear of tissues located in the area of the shoulder joint. For example, they can develop in a person who at work often have to lift heavy loads or people who engage in sports that involve throwing a ball or, for example, a spear. The inflammatory process can begin even from minor injuries that can result from a relatively small loads. This does not always lead to the emergence of severe pain, but due to inflammation of the space for movement of the shoulder joint is reduced. If a man does not rest, to give time for tissue recovery, compounded by tissue damage and inflammation is becoming stronger. In the end, it can cause weakening and even tendon rupture.
Muscle or tendon rupture can cause severe pain when picked up arms, and also performing other movements. Most often these tissues breaks occur in people older than 40 years; at a younger age, they are usually the result of serious injury. According to rough estimates, about half of people over the age of 60 years suffer from ruptures of the rotator cuff, and some other muscles and tendons - this is due to the natural aging process. Regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of such health problems.
This disorder can cause relatively minor problems, such as discomfort when performing certain actions with your hands or moderate pain when picked up arms, and in some cases it leads to a complete dislocation of the shoulder. The signs of shoulder instability may be discomfort or pain when a person raises her hand or she performs other movements, tingling in the arm and / or hand weakness, numbness, shoulder pain after minor physical activity, clicking sounds when moving the shoulder joint. At full dislocation
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Shoulder occur symptoms such as severe pain in the shoulder and arm, unnatural hand position, well visible to the naked eye, hand limited mobility, muscle spasms.
The causes of instability of the shoulder joint can be both injury and the gradual deterioration of tissue.
- Damage to the joint acromioclavicular
This joint is situated above the shoulder joint. Possible causes of damage are open or sprain, located around the acromioclavicular joint, partial or complete dislocation of the joint. Damage to this joint are the most common among men between the ages of twenty to fifty years, especially among those involved in contact sports.
When you need to see a doctor
Quite often, the pain in the shoulder when lifting your hands slowly goes away on its own or with the help of home remedies, which we discuss below. Many people are counting on it not immediately go to the doctor and, as a rule, it does not lead to any adverse health effects. However, you should go to the doctor if the pain does not pass in a week or two, if it becomes stronger and appears even when you are at rest, if you have recently been injured, and if because of the pain you can not cope with their daily responsibilities.
The doctor will examine the patient arm and shoulder, will ask you a series of questions relating to your symptoms. Besides, for the diagnosis can be made X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
A blood test can help detect some diseases that increase the likelihood of developing frozen shoulder, such as diabetes. In rare cases, shoulder pain is caused by tumors, including malignant. If the doctor suspects that the patient has a tumor, it may assign additional diagnostic procedures, such as biopsies.