Shoulder And Arm Injuries

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  When Injured Please Seek A Medical Professional.
This Is Only To Help You Recognize The Most Common Types Of Injuries.



Shoulder Dislocation:  Three Bones Combine Into a ball and socket joint at the shoulder. The Clavicle (collarbone), The Scapula (Shoulder Blade), And The Humerus (Upper Arm Bone). Muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fluid filled sacs all work together for movement and stabilization of the joint. When dislocation occurs (the humerus bone pulls out of the socket) these muscles, tendons, ligaments, fluid filled sacs, blood vessels, and even nerves can become damaged.
Symptoms: Severe Pain, Swelling, arm awkwardly held at the shoulder.
Treatment: Seek Emergency Treatment! Do Not Try To Relocate The Shoulder Because This Could Cause Extensive Damage To Connective tissues, nerves and blood vessels.
Prevention: Seek a Physical Therapist Or A Sports Trainer To Learn How To Properly Exercise And Use Weights.
Biceps Injury:  The Biceps Brachii Muscle has two tendons at the shoulder and may tear with excessive weight lifting training.
Symptoms: A Sharp Pain In The Whole Upper Arm Area At The Shoulder.
An Abnormal Bulge By The Rolling Up Of The Tendon.
Severe Swelling.
Treatment: Apply And Secure An Ice Pack With A "Stretchy" Bandage.
Strap The Arm To The Body.
Seek Immediate Medical Care!
Prevention: Use Common Sense And Do Not Attempt More Than You Can Handle At Your Current Level Of Fitness.


Rotator Cuff Syndrome:  These Are four muscles that surround the shoulder joint. A sharp pull to the arm can damage these muscles.
Symptoms: Sharp Pain From Overhead Movements Of The Shoulder.
Treatment: Ice packs held with compression wraps.
Avoid Further Injury By Limiting Excessive movement of these muscles.
Seek Prompt Medical Care!
Prevention: Stretch before exercising and keep the lifting at a comfortable weight as per you level of fitness.
Bursitis:  Small synovial fluid filled sacs that surrounds every joint in the body. These fluid filled sacs cushion and ease friction between moving parts. They become irritated or rupture from direct impact or continuous strain. It is very painful and takes quite awhile to heal.
Symptoms: Sharp, and often recurring pain to the affected area.
Treatment: The inflamed area needs rest.
Ice needs to be applied three or four times daily to expedite healing.
Prevention: Attention to proper alignment of the body and not to strain beyond the range of motion of the joint.

Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis):  This is an inflammation of the bony part of the elbow. Commonly called golf elbow, and little league elbow. This is caused from excessive use of the forearms.
Symptoms: Sore wrist and forearm.
Frequent swelling.
Weakness of the forearm.
Treatment: Ice the elbow after use and eventually, strengthen the forearms.
Prevention: Use safe weight lifting techniques, and slowly increase the weight to prevent strain in this area.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:  A swelling of the base of the wrist. Nerves in the wrist become trapped in one of these "tunnels". Numerous activities can cause this condition.
Symptoms: Frequent pain in the wrist.
A tingling from the wrist to the fingers.
Treatment: Applying ice to the affected wrist.
Rest, and use a brace to stiffen the area from bending.
Prevention: Avoid constant strain to the wrist and excessive hand weights.



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