How to cope with Frozen Shoulder
The cases of tiredness in the youth, especially in 20-30 age groups have considerably increased lately. Most people feel these problems occur for physiological reasons or lazy lifestyle the youth has these days. Or are they pretending to be tired, whatever the reason but these problems can easily be removed with simple correction in lifestyle.
One of my junior colleagues, younger than me by years goes frequently out on tours in relations to professional requirements. Last time when he tried to put his heavy handbag in the compartment above the seat in the airplane he felt a heavy pain in his shoulder. It happened about four weeks before and now he is still having severe pain in his entire arm and the intensity of his pain is so much that he cannot keep his hand in normal position during night while sleeping. Now he has reached to such a stage when he feels pain in simply moving his hand or even doing small movements.
It was commonly believed that problem of frozen shoulders occurs after the age of 40 or so but now there is no age for such problems especially for people who work sitting in front of computers for hours at a time or do not exercise regularly or not following a regular and healthy lifestyle. The people suffering from all such problems come from all age groups therefore they should not overlook their problem taking it lightly or considering it normal pain but should take a proper checkup. The delay can intensify the problem and complicate the treatment procedure.
Does it remind you of someone in your circle having same symptoms? If yes, they might be suffering from the same, the Frozen Shoulder problem. When a person suffers with this particular problem he suffers from inflammation in joint capsule of shoulder which is almost similar to jam in joints. Women suffer more in comparison to male from the problem of frozen shoulder but anyone can become a victim of this problem especially during their forties, long sitting in front of computer or while handling heavy items carelessly.
There is no particular reason for suffering from this disease but one of the main reasons is that injuries or sudden impact enlarge the issues causing loss of elasticity in them which makes activities harder thus making the joints painful. There are no known reasons for such impacts on different people but in case of my young friend his muscles were injured which caused inflammation to the tissues near the shoulder joint which made it difficult for him to move his hand. He was feeling it difficult moving his hand even for small efforts like buttoning up his shirt or brushing his teeth or writing a few words.
In case of carelessness
In case of my friend the problem was lesser serious in the beginning but he saw an expert immediately that helped him overcome the situation to some extent but in case a proper step is not taken immediately or a proper attention by experts it can become real serious. The situation can get worse and reach to a stage which is known as idiopathic adhesive causalities a problem found mostly in diabetic patients. The reason as your doctor will tell you is caused by increased blood sugar or insulin related abnormality. The reasons are not yet fully known but persons suffering from lungs diseases, thyroid, or heat problems or who have experienced a brain stroke in the past might face this problem of frozen shoulder more than others but it certainly differs based on case to case and person to person. Change of posture could be another reason during a particular disease especially neck, shoulder and back pain. The lack of fitness and general physical weakness can also cause injuries to body. The persons feel more pain in neck and back during night hours during their bedtime.
The problems related to frozen shoulders can be treated easily with the help of physiotherapy, pain relievers, massage and surgery as suggested by your doctor but it takes long time. In some cases the treatment could go on for 9 months to 2 years depending upon seriousness of the problem. In some cases the patient feels relieved from pain but the shoulder does not recover fully from inflammation but it takes time to come back to its normal position. Exercises and treatment as prescribed on regular basis is the only method of getting back to normalcy but some people become careless once their pain reduces and that exaggerates the problem even more.
A person suffering from frozen shoulder should exercise regularly and keep moving his shoulders as much as possible with gentle movements. Doctors may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to persons suffering from such diseases but taking them without prescription could prove fatal. Doctors may also inject such patients with corticosteroid shots but again trying them without a proper prescription is not advisable. Most physiotherapists advise a regular exercise of 20-30 minutes duration to persons suffering from frozen shoulders.
What should you do or avoid
A person suffering from shoulder or joint problems should take proper rest and quality sleep of 7-8 hours. One should try to avoid stressful lifestyle which is part of the modern city life but certainly affects your health, fitness and level of concentration. Try to live a stress free scheduled life with time bound program especially the sleeping time. Try to avoid television, laptop and phone after a particular time. Take your meals early and in no case overlook your problems but see your doctor as early as possible as people suffering from frozen shoulder find it hard to sleep due to painful condition so not consulting your doctor will worsen your health conditions.
Proper diet is must for everyone but more in case of people suffering from joint pains. If you eat lesser than you must you feel weakness and if you are one of those careless people who do not take a proper breakfast you should think again as it could cause you lack of carbohydrates, sugar level and most important of all avoid junk food but eat fruits, vegetables and low fat food and add food items containing iron and calcium in your diet.
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