HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR DISEASES OF SHOULDER
The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The shoulder joint is formed where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade), like a ball and socket. Other important bones in the shoulder include:-The acromion is a bony projection off the scapula.
The clavicle (collarbone) meets the acromion in the acromioclavicular joint.The coracoid process is a hook-like bony projection from the scapula.
The shoulder has several other important structures:-The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder, giving it support and allowing a wide range of motion.The bursa is a small sac of fluid that cushions and protects the tendons of the rotator cuff. A cuff of cartilage called the labrum forms a cup for the ball-like head of the humerus to fit into.
The humerus fits relatively loosely into the shoulder joint. This gives the shoulder a wide range of motion, but also makes it vulnerable to injury.
FROZEN SHOULDER -: Inflammation develops in the shoulder that causes pain and stiffness. As a frozen shoulder progresses, movement in the shoulder can be severely limited.
OSTEOARTHRITIS-: The common "wear-and-tear" arthritis that occurs with aging. The shoulder is less often affected by osteoarthritis than the knee.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A form of arthritis in which the immune system attacks the joints, causing inflammation and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint, including the shoulder.
GOUT - A form of arthritis in which crystals form in the joints, causing inflammation and pain. The shoulder is an uncommon location for gout.
ROTATOR CUFF TEAR -: A tear in one of the muscles or tendons surrounding the top of the humerus. A rotator cuff tear may be a sudden injury, or result from steady overuse.
SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT- The acromion (edge of the scapula) presses on the rotator cuff as the arm is lifted. If inflammation or an injury in the rotator cuff is present, this impingement causes pain.
SHOULDER DISLOCATION- The humerus or one of the other bones in the shoulder slips out of position. Raising the arm causes pain and a "popping" sensation if the shoulder is dislocated.
SHOULDER TENDONITIS-: Inflammation of one of the tendons in the shoulder's rotator cuff.
SHOULDER BURSITIS- Inflammation of the bursa, the small sac of fluid that rests over the rotator cuff tendons. Pain with overhead activities or pressure on the upper, outer arm are symptoms.
LABRAL TEAR-: An accident or overuse can cause a tear in the labrum, the cuff of cartilage that overlies the head of the humerus. Most labral tears heal without requiring surgery.
CAUSTICUM 30- Pains specially in the left shoulder with numbness. Contacted tendons with tearing in the shoulder joints and weakness. Better by warmth , specially of bed
CHELIDONIUM 30- Pain in the arms and shoulders . Constant pain under and lower angle of right scapula . Pain at the lower angle of left scapula. Pain at the lower angle of left scapula. Pain is worse by motion and touch, better by rubbing
CHENOPODIUM AN. 30- Intense pain between the angle of right shoulder near the spine and through the chest
FERRUM MET 30- Rheumatism of the shoulder, worse while sitting still and after cold washing while overheated. Midnight aggravation of pain is the characteristic of this remedy
PHYTOLACCA DEC. 30- Pin and soreness in the shoulders accompanied with restlessness. Specially shooting pain in the right shoulder with stiffness and an inability to raise the arm. Pain flies like electric shocks and is worse in the morning, in wet weather, and better in dry weather and warmth
RHUS TOX 30- Pain in the tendons and joints of the shoulders. Pain due to over work and excessive use of hands, arms and shoulders. Pain is tearing in character and there is tingling in the arms. Pain may extend to the neck. Worse while sitting, better by movement and pressure