Partial tendon rupture is the most common shoulder injury. Many are familiar with this phenomenon, although they call it differently - sprain. The connective tissues of the shoulder can be damaged by hard physical work, sports activities, or by falling. Injuries like these require a serious attitude. In order to avoid serious complications, it is necessary to undergo a course of treatment and rehabilitation.
- - elastic or simple bandage;
- - ice or cold compress;
- - pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs;
- - ointments and gels.
When the ligament is stretched, individual fibers break. At the same time, its general anatomical continuity is preserved. In especially severe cases, there is a complete rupture of the ligament and even its separation from the bone. A fall on the upper shoulder or on an outstretched arm, a sharp pull or jerk of a limb, or a blow to the shoulder can lead to stretching. Injury is indicated by pain, swelling, redness or bruising around the shoulder, fever in the injured tissue, and severe limitation of movement in the joint.
If you suspect a sprain, see your doctor. On examination, a specialist will assess the severity of the injury and prescribe appropriate treatment.
Treatment begins by creating rest for the injured limb. Apply a tight fixation bandage using an elastic bandage or a simple bandage.
Treatment for sprains involves applying cold directly to the joint. Pre-wrap the ice pack in a towel. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes. For acute injuries, use anti-inflammatory and pain relievers for the first 72 hours - Aspirin, Naproxen, Ibuprofen, or any medication that contains paracetamol.
After three days, when the swelling has subsided somewhat and the pain has subsided, carefully proceed with thermal treatments and massage.
Remove the bandage a few days after the injury. As the pain decreases, start doing exercises to restore mobility - arm abduction, circular movements.
Use ointments and gels to treat. Such local therapy is very effective for soft tissue injuries. Rub 3-4 g of ointment into the skin 2-3 times a day. Cover with a warming bandage.