The shoulder is the one of the most movable joints in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down restricting movement and causing pain.
- Age related ailments
Most people affected by frozen shoulder are aged between 40 and 60. Arthritis may cause pain severe enough to force people to avoid shoulder movements. Deposition of calcium within a tendon, especially in old age also leads to shoulder pain.
- Accidents and injuries
Shoulder pain usually occurs due to injury to the soft tissues in the area. Separation of the tendons of the rotator cuff from bone due to injury leads to both symptomatic and chronic pain.
It is estimated that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop a frozen shoulder. If one has diabetes, the symptoms of frozen shoulder are likely to be more severe and harder to treat.
The drugs in Viopatch work towards blocking the enzymes responsible for the sensation of pain. Other oils in Viopatch help in build up synovial fluid in the shoulder joints to improve mobility and increases strength.
- The best treatment in case of mild shoulder pain is rest. Resting the injured area allows it to undergo healing. Two or three days of rest is adequate and may then be followed by light exercise of the area. Care should be taken while exercising so that excess strain is not exerted in the shoulder area.
- There are many exercises to improve shoulder joint flexibility. One such beneficial exercise for the shoulder is to stand and the bend down till you are facing the floor. Then move the affected arm in circles.
- Drinking lots of water along with foods rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C and Phosphate help in strengthening of joints and muscles. Common such foods include dairy foods, fatty fish, eggs and green vegetables.