SEPARATED SHOULDER- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

A separated shoulder is also known as acromioclavicular joint separation. It occurs due to the injury in the ligaments between the clavicle and shoulder blade.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • CAUSES OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • DIAGNOSIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • TREATMENTS FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • PROGNOSIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • COMPLICATIONS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • SEPARATED SHOULDER AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER
  • YOGA FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Pain on the shoulder joint  while movements
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness on shoulder  joint
  • A bump in the top of the shoulder

CAUSES OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Injuries to ligaments of shoulder joint
  • Fall directly on the shoulder
  • Blow on the top of shoulder joint

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the ligaments between the shoulder joint and clavicle injured leads to the manifestation of symptoms like pain, tenderness, limited movement etc.

DIAGNOSIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  • Inspection – joint deformity, redness, swelling
  • Palpation – tenderness,  
  • Movements of shoulder joint
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • X – rays

TREATMENTS FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Analgesic.
  • Surgical management – replacement
  • Physiotherapy

PROGNOSIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Separated shoulder due to traumatic injuries difficult to cure need special care and rest

COMPLICATIONS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Damage of rotator cuff
  • Arthritis of shoulder joint
  • Limited range of movement of elbow joint

SEPARATED SHOULDER AND AYURVEDA   

  • In Ayurveda,separated shoulder falls under ‘ sandhimuktha’, can be managed based on vata vyadhi chikilsa, particularly snayugata vata
  • According to Ayurveda, the shoulder joint is called amsa sandhi.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Excessive physical exercise.
  • Trauma
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Pain in the shoulder joint on movement.

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata after traumatic injuries having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated vata resides in the shoulder joint and produces different kinds of aches and pains.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Toda – Pain on shoulder joint

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Pain associated with traumatic injuries is difficult to cure – krichra sadhya

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

Ayurvedic local treatment for a separated shoulder

  • Svedam – local fermentation
  • Pain-relieving lepa application
  • Immobilization was done with murivenna bandage

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Dasamoolarishtam
  • Maharasnadi kashyam
  • Gandha tailam along with milk
  • Laksha guggulu
  • Trayodasanga guggulu
  • Mahayogaraja guggulu

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • NASYA- Ksheerabala, anutaila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Heat application on the affected area by a towel dipped with hot water
  • Massage the painful area for 15 minutes ( NOT too much pressure )

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Avoid food items that produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk
  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate the conditions.
  • Oil massage on affected area advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR SEPARATED SHOULDER

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind and gets relief from aches and pains

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                           

·       Tadasana

·       virabhadrasana

  • Anjali mudra

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