Physiotherapy for your Shoulder

The human appendage arm allows hand to move and be positioned in a number of poses. It should be clear to us that we need our hand positioned in a number of ways to perform our physical activities thatâ??s why our shoulder is quite flexible to be able to produce a number of possibilities of positions where we can articulate our hand but the draw backs of this flexibility are instability and reduced strength.. Three important cardinal components of our shoulder are ligaments (to join two bones), tendons (to join a bone to a muscle) and muscle therefore shoulder is often remembered as a soft tissue. The treatment regarding any infirmity of shoulder is purely subject to physiotherapy.

In upper appendicle skeleton the shoulder blade surface is called â??glenoidâ? which forms ball and socket joint with the ball like spherical head of humerus. The head of humerus projects many tendons which in fact join into the glenoid cavity to stabilize the shoulder joint and allow multidimensional motion.

It is observed that the head of the humerus is comparatively larger than the glenoid cavity who received it to form the shoulder joint but the rim of the glenoid cavity has a lawyer of fibro cartilage which cushions and accommodates humerus and stabilizes the joint as well as it presses and wraps the inserted humerus. Shoulder blade forms a joint with clavicle (beauty bone); this particular joint is present above the shoulder joint and is called acromino clavicular joint. This works as a stabilizing joint for the ball and socket joint beneath it.

The tapering deltoid endings move the shoulder joint of these strong bases of stability. On shoulder periphery the muscles for small thread like projections of variant sizes called â??tendonsâ?; these actually join the muscles with shoulder bone humerus. There are six deltoid muscles of attaching sites amongst which four are rotor cuff which are smaller as compared to the rest; these are infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis.

As the age proceeds the tendons associated with rotor cuff become weak and ultimately tear up till a point reaches when there is no bridge of tendons between muscles and their attachment sites with the bones. This is called â??Cuff Tearâ? and as it is primarily related to the age factor hence a very commonly used saying is â??Grey hair equals cuff tearsâ? In normal cuff tearing physiotherapy is prescribed which strengthens the tendons while in case of massive tendonitis surgery of major moderate and minor levels can be performed with professional ease and post operation implications are handles phyiotherapeutically.

If in case physiotherapeutic treatment goes in vain then surgical replacement of humeral head and shoulder blade remains left. As the shoulder ball and socket joint delicately subjects to the stability and equilibrium in tendon and muscle function hence while surgical replacement of the humeral head and shoulder blade, physiotherapist has to follow the procedure and implications thoroughly and closely. Regarding other shoulder infirmities, these are physiotherapists are the crew members who have to perform the key role e.g. impairment, dislocation, fractures, less or hyper mobility, tendonitis etc.

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