kung fu power · 06/02/2023

This exercise is useful for scapulohumeral periarthritis

Fifty shoulders “is commonly referred to as scapulohumeral periarthritis, also known as coacervation, and is called” fifty shoulders “because the age of onset is around 50 years old.

Fifty shoulder pain makes it difficult to sleep well, and taking medication doesn’t work

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During the onset of the disease, washing face, combing hair, washing hair, and even lifting an arm can cause excruciating pain, and in some severe cases, it can even make it difficult to sleep well at night. Sometimes the pain lasts for six months and a year, and Mr. Wang from Qingyuan, Guangdong, hasn’t improved significantly after taking medication for two months.


What should I do?

Exercise therapy is more effective than taking medication

Introduction by Lu Jin, Director of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department of Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital:

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that periarthritis of the shoulder is related to the feeling of wind and cold, often referred to as “shoulder leakage wind”.. The occurrence of scapulohumeral periarthritis is related to insufficient qi and blood, combined with chronic strain, feeling wind cold or shoulder trauma, resulting in blockage of the meridians and veins of the shoulder, and stagnation of blood stasis.

Today, Liu Dezhao, the deputy chief physician of the pain department at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat sen University, is going to introduce a method to deal with this annoying scapulohumeral periarthritis. Don’t underestimate this method. Persist in doing it, and problems with shoulder periarthritis and cervical vertebrae will disappear without realizing it~

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Method: Stand with your feet apart, first rub your shoulders with your hands to relax the local muscles, then swing your arms forward and backward, then left and right, with a swing range from small to large (at 30-90 degrees to the body), and a speed range from slow to fast (30-60 times per minute), each time for 1-5 minutes.2. Draw a circle motion:
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Method: Draw a circle with both arms in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, from front to back and from back to front, until the maximum amplitude is reached, 50 to 100 times each time.3. Wall climbing exercise:
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Method: Touch the affected side’s finger to the wall, move the hand up to the highest point, then lower it, and repeat 10-12 times.4. Skyscraper:
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Method: Both standing and sitting positions can be used, with both hands clenched and placed on top of the head. Then, gradually straighten both arms to extend both hands above the head until the maximum limit is reached, 30 to 50 times each time.5. Arm extension:
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Method: Stand with feet shoulder width apart, arms extended to both sides and raised (abduction) at a 90 degree angle to the body. After extending the arms, stop for 5-10 seconds and slowly lower them, doing 30-50 times a day.6. Feeling the neck:
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Method: Both sitting and standing positions are acceptable, with both hands alternately touching the back of the neck twice a day, 50 to 100 times each time.7. Shrug:
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Method: Sit or stand, shrug your shoulders from weak to strong, twice a day, 50 to 100 times each time.Kind reminderShoulder pain may not necessarily be periarthritis of the shoulder, but it can also be other injuries, such as shoulder shaft tears. The symptoms of shoulder periarthritis are quite distinctive, such as:

Shoulder pain, sometimes worsening at night and even affecting sleep;

Movement can be restricted in all directions, with abduction, lifting, and internal and external rotation being more prominent;

Afraid of the cold, even in the summer, I dare not blow on my shoulders;

Most patients can touch obvious tenderness points around the shoulder joint, and the disease period generally does not exceed 1 year;After activity and hot compress, there will be a significant improvement.