Muscle Pain

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Difference between torn shoulder and frozen shoulder


November 25, 2011


Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition that causes immense pain in the shoulder. About 5 percent of the world population suffers from the problem. Frozen shoulder is more common in women and it can cause severe stiffness and pain. The problem becomes more acute in people who suffer from diabetes. There is no specific reason for the onset of this problem but if the problem is rectified it never returns. Frozen shoulder usually affects people who are between 40 and 70 years old. The symptoms of the problem can last for about 30 months but in some cases it can take about 40 months for the symptoms to subside.

The lax capsular sack of people suffer from Frozen Shoulder Syndrome becomes sticky which can cause adhesions. The stickiness in the shoulder can cause inflammation which usually starts in the area behind the tendons of the biceps. At times, if the problem is not treated in time, it can spread to other shoulder because the muscles and ligaments of shoulders are interconnected.

Stiffness due to frozen shoulder is cause by the reaction of your body to inflammation in the shoulders. The body reacts to inflammation by switching off the muscles of the shoulders in a co-ordinated sequence. In a few weeks, it becomes difficult to move the arm and you may not be able to move the arm by more than 40°. Also, the rotator cuff muscles start losing their strength and become stiff and immobile.

Torn Ligaments in Shoulder

Since the shoulder joint is unstable and shallow it is unable to hold the bones of the shoulder in place which can cause strain when pressure is exerted on them. Your shoulder joint has a cartilage called labrum which forms a cup that helps in moving the arm bone. The labrum surrounds the shoulder socket making the socket deeper which helps in providing stability to the arm bone. Torn ligaments in the shoulder mean that your labrum has been damaged.

From the explanation it is clear that ligament tear in the shoulders and frozen shoulders are two different problems that can a person. Even though both labrum tear and frozen shoulder can restrict arm movement, both have different symptoms and require different treatment.

Breast and Muscle pain after Sunburn


July 21, 2011

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Sunburn is one of the most common problems that people suffer from especially during summers. When you go fishing or plan to enjoy your holiday with your family at a well-known beach resort, you increase your chances of getting sunburned. Even though sunburn is seldom fatal, people are known to suffer from serious problems because of sunburn. Also, people who suffer from sunburn in their adolescence or childhood are more like to develop melanoma later in life.

Some women who suffer from sunburn may also suffer from excessive pain in their muscles and breast. Pain is muscle is usually caused when a person sweats a great deal when exposed to sun or during tanning. Usually the pain the muscles and breast will subside with time. However, if you still feel the pain after a few hours, it best you move to a cool area. Also, you can drink replacement fluids to compensate for the loss of moisture from the body.

At times, the pain in the muscles and breast can be unbearable and it is best that you consult a doctor if the symptoms don’t go away even after fluid levels have been restored. You must contact the doctor immediately if the following conditions develop:

  • If the person who is affected by sunburn is not able to drink fluids because they are vomiting or suffer from nausea.
  • If the person is suffering from more severe symptoms like vomiting, headache, fever and shortness of breath.

The doctor will analyze the condition of the patient and will usually suggest IV fluid rehydration. However, if the doctor feels that condition of the patient is not serious they may suggest oral rehydration.