Treat the tennis shoulder with these self-healing techniques

Now that the second wave has been tamed and outdoor activities are allowed to keep me healthy, I will concentrate on sports-related complaints for the next few weeks. Let me start with a sport that is popular with millions and causes mild to severe injuries – tennis.

Tennis, like most active sports, can put stress on your joints – your neck, shoulders, elbows, and wrists are the most important. Although the term “tennis elbow” is often used for reasons other than an actual tennis injury, most shoulder injuries that occur as a result of tennis activities relate to the shoulder.

Tennis shoulder is also known as rotator cuff tendonitis or float shoulder or pitcher’s shoulder or shoulder impingement syndrome. It’s a tearing and swelling of the rotator cuff. Rotator cuffs are the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm in the shoulder joint. Tennis shoulder often occurs in sports that involve moving the arm repeatedly over the head.

The following conditions can cause a tennis shoulder: Throwing the base back, lifting heavy weights over the shoulders, hitting the ball in racket sports, free swimming, butterfly or back swimming, repetitive movement of the arm over the head will result in the top of the arm bone on part of the shoulder joint and its. rubs tendons. It can tear individual fibers and if the movement is continued despite the pain; the tendon can tear or even tear off part of the bone.

Main symptoms: Shoulder pain is the main symptom. Initially, shoulder pain only occurs during activities that require the arm to be raised. Bring it over the head and forcibly forward. Later on, shoulder pain can also occur when the arm is moved forward to shake hands. Pushing objects away is painful. Pulling objects towards the body is not painful. The affected shoulder is particularly painful at night and disturbs the person’s sleep.

Diagnosis: If you experience shoulder pain when you lift your arm over your shoulder, it may be due to a tennis shoulder.

Treatment: The specific treatment recommended will depend on the type of injury. Recommended orthopedic treatments may consist of asking the player to moderate or stop tennis themselves – depending on the severity of the problem – until they feel better enough to start playing tennis again. While anti-inflammatory ointments, injections, and surgery may be recommended for mild to very severe cases, treatment in most cases boils down to physiotherapy and physiotherapy. The two work together to not only treat your shoulder injury for musculoskeletal resilience, but also to build strength. By building strength in the shoulder muscles and surrounding muscles, your shoulder can heal and you will be less prone to injury in the future.

If your symptoms are tennis-related, your doctor may suggest that experts evaluate your tennis technique or the movements associated with your job-related tasks to determine the best steps to take to reduce the stress on your injured tissue.

A physical therapist can teach you exercises to gradually stretch and strengthen your muscles, especially the muscles in your forearm. Eccentric exercises, in which the wrist is lowered very slowly after lifting, are particularly helpful. A forearm strap or brace can reduce stress on injured tissue.

Your doctor can recommend the following self-care measures:

Relax: Avoid activities that make your elbow pain worse.

Painkiller: Try over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen (Aleve).

Ice cream: Apply ice or a cold pack for 15 minutes three to four times a day.

Technology: Make sure you are using the right technique for your activities and avoiding repetitive wrist movements.

Sujok Therapy works just like physical therapy – except that you don’t need anyone but yourself to perform it. The prescribed protocols are very simple treatments that can be performed by the patient if he / she has a basic Sujok kit. If the Sujok kit isn’t available, you can try a hairbrush or hard toothbrush.

Anyone who has read my articles will certainly know how to trace these meridians on the front and back of our hands and feet. The space for this is indicated in the following figures.

Treatment: You have to take a Jimmy / Probe or a pencil with the tip of the lead broken and smoothed. Without applying too much pressure, move the blunt tip in the area shown on the skin of your fingers and toes. The affected point will be very painful as shown. Stimulate it by rotating it clockwise and counterclockwise for a minute or two. In general, you will immediately feel some relief.

Glue in tiny Byol magnets for about eight hours, preferably before bed. If the point has an up arrow, please use a magnet with the yellow side touching the skin, and if the down arrow touching the skin, the white side is touching the skin. The points should be stimulated three to four times during the day and magnets should be attached at night. Repeat the treatment until the problem is resolved.

Shoulder injuries related to tennis or swimming:

In the case of pain in the front shoulder area, then treat meridian points Lu 5, Sp 5, both, if the pain increases with heat, add Lu 10, Li 2 ↓ both.