Shoulder dislocation and sciatica pain are the most common ailment in the UK. In this article, you will learn what these illnesses are and how they affect the human body and disturb our everyday life. Moreover, it defines how substantial treatments and therapies can help reduce these afflictions and how massage therapy can be effective in recovering these maladies.
What is a shoulder dislocation?
Good question! Shoulder joints are a ball and socket joints between the humerus and scapula. The ball here is in the upper arm which is the rounded top of the bone and fits into the cup-shaped outer part of the shoulder blade known as the socket. It is the major joint that connects the upper limb of the body.
The upper rounded shape part causes the flexible mobility in the shoulder. This is the most common dislocated part of the body as well. During an accidental fall, sports activities, or lifting heavy weight the ball (humerus) pops out of the socket (scapula), which causes the dislocation of the shoulder. Sometimes, the shoulder is pulled with an extreme force that causes shoulder dislocation.
There are different types of shoulder dislocations and it’s important to know the difference between each type of shoulder dislocation.
3 Major types of symptoms and caused of Shoulder Dislocations
A person might suffer from the following three types of shoulder dislocations:
When the top part of the humerus moves forward toward the shoulder – it’s called an anterior dislocation. The most common type of dislocation on the upper part of the arm is caused by forced fall. Almost 95% of the cases report an anterior dislocation. Young sportsmen get this dislocation during sports activities, however, in elderly people, the age factor is the main reason for this type of injury.
A sudden shock can cause this type of shoulder dislocation, such as electric shock, spasm, or stroke. The top humerus moves backward of the body. In posterior dislocation, the shoulder can be partially or completely dislocated. When the head of the arm (humerus) is partially out of the shoulder socket, it is a partial dislocation. If the top part of the rounded head is completely out of the socket, it’s a complete dislocation. Posterior dislocation can also occur due to outstretched fall on the arm or violent arm twisting.
Inferior dislocation (Luxatio erecta)
The rarest type of dislocation is when the humeral head is dislocated downwards. It can occur due to sudden hyperabduction or by a direct loading force on a fully abducted arm. It is also caused by a violent arm pushing in an upward direction. This is the least common dislocation, only one out of 200 cases are reported for luxatio erecta.
Symptoms of Dislocated Shoulder
The most commonly dislocated joint in the human body is the shoulder ball. Athletes and sportsmen encounter shoulder dislocation more often. The patient feels numbness, weakness, soreness, swelling, and bruising in the shoulder and upper arm. The patient also suffers from severe pain and difficulty in moving his/her arm up and down.
The patient must consult the doctor when experiencing the above- mentioned symptoms.
How can we diagnose Shoulder Dislocation?
The health care provider will examine both shoulders to compare the injury and patient’s response. The doctor will take a complete history before diagnosing the shoulder dislocation. They would also perform an X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, or musculoskeletal ultrasound to investigate the type of dislocation, broken bones, or other injuries in your shoulder joint.
Is Shoulder Dislocation treatable?
Once the shoulder is examined by the doctors and the type of displacement is identified, the doctor eases the pain before starting the treatment. It can be treated through several methods which include:
● Closed reduction
The dislocated shoulder can cause severe pain. The doctor would assess the area of tendon muscles and numbness in the shoulder. Then the doctor will pull the arm to push the humerus back in the socket.
About shoulder dislocation and Sciatica Pain
After the treatment, the patient would need regular exercise or massage treatment that helps in regaining shoulder strength. Massage Therapy provides a soothing yet effective massage treatment needed to strengthen the shoulder and bring it back to its actual position again. Once the shoulder comes back to its normal position, the patient should rest the shoulder in the sling. It is highly recommended to start a regular physical therapy program to revive the shoulder strength. After a few days, the patient can take off the sling, but depending on the severity, it might take 12-16 weeks to completely get rid of this pain.
What is Sciatica Pain?
Piriformis syndrome or sciatica is a lower back pain that starts from the sciatica nerve. This large nerve runs from the lower back to the backdown of each side of the legs. Sciatica is the most common pain, almost 40% of the people get affected by this lower back pain as they age. Usually, stress, pressure on the lower disk cause pain on the lower back. Up to 90% of the patients recover from sciatica without any surgery. According to use Dr. Jeffrey N Katz (professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School), people who suffer from chronic back pain tend to be more receptive to sciatica pain. He believes that even people who are obese, smoke, or spend most of their day in sedentary work get affected as well.
Sciatica nerves are the extended thick nerves from your lower back to back down to each leg. The pain strikes from the lower spine, the root of this nerve and travels through the buttock, thighs and heels, and your big toes.
Noticeable symptoms of Sciatica Pain
Sciatica patients feel irritating pinching pain. There are several common symptoms of Sciatica pain such as weakness, numbness, and difficulty moving foot and leg, burning and tingling sensation, lower back pain is the most common complaint. Furthermore, the patient gets shooting pain which makes it hard to stand or sit.
How can we Treat Sciatica Pain?
Usually, Sciatica pain fades within 24-48 hours, but if it doesn’t go then doctors prescribe some drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen, and naproxen. In severe cases, doctors also suggest steroid injections as well, but they do not show long-lasting results. A research published on Hindawi in 2014 suggesting that deep tissue massage therapy can help in relieving sciatica pain as compared to non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs. You can rely on the experts of use massage therapy to help you forget your pain and get back to your everyday routine where you can freely run, move your foot and legs, and lay in whatever position you like.
It is proven that deep tissue massage can soothe tense muscles in your lower back and legs. Massage therapy for sciatica pain by Massaggi provides you with the best tools and helps you heal the pain a and helps you heal the pain as fast as possible. 30 minutes of deep tissue massage five days a week for two weeks is beneficial to heal lower back and sciatic pain. The therapy comprises releasing pressure and stress from the tense muscles and nerves which causes striking pain in your lower body. Massage can help reduce the pain and stress from the affected muscles and stretch out the strangled tissues.