Signs & Symptoms

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A FROZEN SHOULDER

Another name for frozen shoulder is adhesive capitalistic. In this condition, motion of the shoulder is restricted. The tissues of the shoulder become thicker because of which the spacing between the muscles and bones fills. There is no space left for the movement of the shoulder joint. This leads to the restriction in the motion of the shoulder. This usually happens at the age of 40 to 60 years because of the weak muscles.

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SYMPTOMS

You realize this condition once your shoulder starts hurting. It becomes difficult to move your shoulder properly. Daily routine works that used to be effortless become tough because of the restricted motion of your shoulder. Slowly the shoulder becomes stiffer and you cannot move your shoulder easily like always.

BE SURE YOU HAVE A FROZEN SHOULDER WHEN:

1.You start feeling an unbearable pain and tightness in your shoulder joint.
2.The back and forth motion of your arm become uneasy and painful. Try throwing a ball. You will experience a pain while moving your shoulder joint.
3.Trigger points start paining.
4.There is a pain in the back of your wrist due to the frozen shoulder.
5.The pain and the symptoms worsen with time.

CAUSES

Frozen shoulder usually originates due to hormonal imbalance. Imbalance in hormones leads to inactivity of the muscles and thus leads to the restriction of the movement. Sometimes diabetes also leads to frozen shoulder. The weak immune system becomes the major cause. A long course of inactivity due to illness or injury also leads to frozen shoulder. Scar tissues are formed in severe cases. This takes around six to nine months to develop properly.

TREATMENT

A frozen shoulder should be handled with care. There is a lot you can do to get rid of this. Ati-inflammation and pain killers are considered as the best and quickest options available.

Here are a few things you can perform at home to cure a frozen shoulder:

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1.Keep moving- Make sure that you do not keep your shoulder still for a very long duration. It becomes important to perform regular warm up exercises with your shoulder.
2.Heat- Proper heating should be used to keep the joint warm and intact.
3.Stretching- There are various stretching exercises like arm hanging and doorway stretch.
4.Sleep with two pillows
5.Appropriate posture- A proper posture plays a major role in improving this condition.


 



SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LOW BACK PAIN

Have you found yourself stuck in episodes where sudden lifting or bending down has put you in an awkward position compelling you to neither stand nor sit? Then unfortunately, a chronic back pain is hailing its way to your body. Physiotherapy is one of the ordnance that has the power to positively shield you against recurrent attacks while boosting the overall mobility.

Low back pain might begin as acute due to an injury, but can become chronic. Managing pain appropriately at an early stage can help limit symptoms in both time and severity.

Identifying the symptoms and getting a diagnosis that pinpoints the underlying cause of the pain is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief.

Common Symptoms of Lower Back Problems

Specifically identifying and describing symptoms can help lead to a more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.

Dull, aching pain. Pain that remains within the low back (axial pain) is usually described as dull and aching rather than burning, stinging, or sharp. This kind of pain can be accompanied by mild or severe muscle spasms, limited mobility, and aches in the hips and pelvis.

Pain that travels to the buttocks, legs, and feet. Sometimes low back pain includes a sharp, stinging, tingling or numb sensation that moves down the thighs and into the low legs and feet, also called Sciatica. Sciatica is caused by irritation of the Sciatic Nerve and is usually only felt on one side of the body.

Pain that is worse after prolonged sitting. Sitting puts pressure on the discs, causing low back pain to worsen after sitting for long periods of time. Walking and stretching can alleviate low back pain quickly, but returning to a sitting position may cause symptoms to return.

Pain that feels better when changing positions. Depending on the underlying cause of pain, some positions will be more comfortable than others. For example, with spinal stenosis walking normally may be difficult and painful, but leaning forward onto something, such as a shopping cart, may reduce pain. How symptoms change with shifting positions can help identify the source of pain.

Pain that is worse after waking up and better after moving around. Many who experience low back pain report symptoms that are worse first thing in the morning. After getting up and moving around, however, symptoms are relieved. Pain in the morning is due to stiffness caused by long periods of rest, decreased blood flow with sleep, and possibly the quality of mattress and pillows used.

If you delay the treatment of back pain there are high chances that it could worsen and become un treatable even by surgery. Like said earlier the better, at Aditya Physiotherapy Clinic, with years of experience and unconditional knowledge to detect and treat your back pain for an enhanced living.


SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS OF KNEE

Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee may include:
  • pain that increases when you are active, but gets a little better with rest.
  • swelling.
  • feeling of warmth in the joint.
  • stiffness in the knee, especially in the morning or when you have been sitting for a while.

 




SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

Cervical spondylosis causes

Unfortunately, the bones and protective cartilage in your neck are prone to wear and tear that can lead to cervical spondylosis. Possible causes of the condition include:

Bone spurs

These overgrowths of bone are the result of the body trying to grow extra bone to make the spine stronger. However, the extra bone can press on delicate areas of the spine, such as the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in pain.

Dehydrated spinal disks

Your spinal bones have discs between them, which are thick, pad-like cushions that absorb the shock of lifting, twisting, and other activities. The gel-like material inside these disks can dry out over time. This causes your bones (spinal vertebrae) to rub together more, which can be painful. According to the research  this process can begin around age 40.

Herniated disks

The spinal discs can develop cracks, which allows leakage of the internal cushioning material. This material can press on the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in symptoms such as arm numbness and Sciatica.

Injury

If you’ve had an injury to your neck, such as during a fall or car accident, this can accelerate the aging process.

Ligament Stiffness
The tough cords that connect your spinal bones to each other can become even stiffer over time, which affects your neck movement and makes the neck feel tight.

Overuse
Some occupations or hobbies involve repetitive movements or heavy lifting, such as construction work. This can put extra pressure on the spine, resulting in early wear and tear.

Symptoms

Most people with cervical spondylosis don’t have significant symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can range from mild to severe and may develop gradually or occur suddenly.

One common symptom is pain around the shoulder blade. Patients will complain of pain along the arm and in the fingers. The pain might increase when:

  • standing
  • sitting
  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • tilting your neck backward

Another common symptom is muscle weakness. Muscle weakness makes it hard to lift the arms or grasp objects firmly.

Other common signs include:

  • a stiff neck that becomes worse
  • headaches that mostly occur in the back of the head
  • tingling or numbness that mainly affects shoulders and arms, although it can also occur in the legs

Symptoms that occur less frequently often include a loss of balance and a loss of bladder or bowel control. These symptoms warrant immediate medical attention.


SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF ANKLE SPRAIN

You may have a sprained ankle if you notice the following symptoms in the ankle:

  • swelling
  • tenderness
  • bruising
  • pain
  • inability to put weight on the affected ankle
  • skin discoloration
  • stiffness

The ankle can sustain many different types of injuries. It’s important to see your doctor when you’re experiencing problems with your ankle. Your doctor can determine whether the injury is a sprain or something more severe.




SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.

The pain of sciatica is usually felt in the buttocks and legs.

Most people find it goes away naturally within a few weeks, although some cases can last for a year or more.

Symptoms of Sciatica

When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • A tingling sensation that radiates from your lower back and travels down one of your legs to your foot and toes
  • Weakness in the calf muscles or the muscles that move the foot and ankle

The pain can range from being mild to very painful, and may be made worse by sneezing, coughing or sitting for a long period of time.

While people with sciatica can also have general BACK PAIN, the pain associated with sciatica usually affects the buttocks and legs much more than the back.