Article by Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher
It is not only the overuse of muscles which causes shoulder pain, arthritis is another culprit. The cartilage which protects the joints of the shoulder bones wears down, which could be because of aging and repetitive use. The cartilage could be repaired and the shoulder pain could go away. But it could more than a year before a new cartilage could develop.
Shoulder pain could cause a lot of disruption, it can cause problems with sleeping at night and could interfere with daily activities. To deal with the pain, a cold or hot pack could be placed on the shoulder for 15 minutes. It could also be used for back and other body pains. Hot moist pack is recommended during the start of the pain, before going to bed and even in the middle of night when the ache strikes.
There are even drugs injected (cortisone injections) to reduce inflammation. Some would take pain relievers and relaxing and gentle exercises. Pool exercise monitored by a physical therapist is a kind of gentle exercise.
Yoga, on the other hand, is one of the complementary and alternative medicine and therapy that most doctors recommend. Orthopedic surgeons would also recommend yoga exercises and positions to heal the body. For more that 5,000 years, yoga has been known to restore physical, mental and emotional health.
Yoga therapy is fitted to cater each person’s needs. Yoga therapy addresses not the symptoms but the causes of the imbalances. There are series of exercises and postures which are very appropriate for those who have shoulder, neck and back pains.
These yoga postures could provide strength to the joints and reduce risk of stiffness. Since yoga addresses the causes of the pain, it could also lead to a healthier lifestyle. This could help your body build resistance against arthritis and other sickness. However, shoulder pain could also be sign of a more serious problem. It is important to assess the kind of pain and its history.
Simple asanas and yoga postures could go a long way. It is just a matter of being prepared and decided to do it to help you and your body.
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Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher, shows you how to lose your back, neck and shoulder pain with yoga.
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