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How to Achieve Effective Pain Relief for
Shoulder Pain and Frozen Shoulder

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General Application Procedure

Most Topical Pain treatment solutions are applied topically to your area ofshoulder pain or frozen shoulder discomfort and gets right to the source ofyour shoulder pain by for instance, not attacking the inflammation of the the nerve but rather causing the nerves in your shoulder to relax and in essence "turn off the pain signal to your spinal chord which is the pain connector to your brain".

Topical Pain treatments are"not cures"...the underlying cause of your shoulder pain particularly frozen shoulder, still exists and you must find and treat the underlying cause of your shoulder pain by consulting with a physician!

• At the first sign of arthritic, joint, or muscle related shoulder pain or frozen shoulder discomfort gently rub the applicator on the area of your shoulder where you feel the discomfort as indicated below

• Gently apply 2 to 3 light coats of the pain treatment solution to your shoulder in a continuous motion

• The area you cover with your product should be at least as large as the area of shoulder pain

• The solution will remain moist on your skin for a few minutes.

• Remain in a relaxed position and keep the shoulder warm to enhance shoulder and frozen shoulder pain relief

• Most people will feel pain relief from in their shoulder in 10 - 15 minutes

• Additional applications may be necessary to achieve a desirable level of shoulder pain relief

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The Shoulders

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Shoulder pain or frozen shoulder problems include the following, all of which can be treated with Topical Solutions:

Frozen Shoulder – also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. In one stage of the disorder — the freezing stage — your shoulder's range of motion is notably reduced as in the picture above. Frozen shoulder usually affects one shoulder, although some people may develop it in both shoulders.

Dislocation – The shoulder joint is the most frequently dislocated major joint of the body - often caused by a significant force that separates the shoulder joint's ball (the top rounded portion of the upper arm bone, or humerus) away from the joint's socket (glenoid).

Separation – The shoulder becomes separated when the ligaments attached to the collarbone (clavicle) are torn, or partially torn, away from the shoulder blade (scapula). Shoulder separation may be caused by a sudden, forceful blow to the shoulder, or as a result of a fall.

Bursitis – Bursitis often occurs when tendonitis and impingement syndrome cause inflammation of the bursa sacs that protect the shoulder.

Impingement Syndrome – Impingement syndrome is caused by the excessive squeezing or rubbing of the rotator cuff and shoulder blade. The pain associated with the syndrome is a result of an inflamed bursa (lubricating sac) over the rotator cuff, and/or inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, and/or calcium deposits in tendons due to wear and tear. Shoulder impingement syndrome can lead to a torn rotator cuff.

Tendonitis – Tendonitis of the shoulder is caused when the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon become inflamed, usually as a result of being pinched by surrounding structures. The injury may vary from mild inflammation to involvement of most of the rotator cuff. When the rotator cuff tendon becomes inflamed and thickened, it may become trapped under the acromion.

Rotator Cuff Tear – A rotator cuff tear involves one or more rotator cuff tendons becoming inflamed from overuse, aging, a fall on an outstretched hand, or a collision.

Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder) – Frozen shoulder is a severely restrictive condition frequently caused by injury that, in turn, leads to lack of use due to pain. Intermittent periods of use may cause inflammation and adhesions to grow between the joint surfaces, thus restricting motion. There is also a lack of synovial fluid to lubricate the gap between the arm bone and socket that normally helps the shoulder joint to move. This restricted space between the capsule and ball of the humerus distinguishes adhesive capsulitis from the less complicated condition known as stiff shoulder.

Fracture – A fracture is a partial or total crack or break through a bone that usually occurs due to a impact injury.

Shoulder injuries can be a difficult area to treat even by the best of physicians and specialists. Specific treatment of shoulder pain problems will be determined by a physician, preferably a specialist – preferably one who deals with sports injuries. Most have seen everything under the sun when it comes to injuries to the shoulder and with a myriad of frozen shoulder case. How he/she deals with your shoulder pain or frozen shoulder will depend on...

• Your age, overall health, and medical history
• Extent of your shoulder pain or frozen shoulder condition
• Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies for your shoulder
• Expectations for the course of your shoulder condition
• Your opinion or preference for teatment regimens to provide shoulder pain relief or frozen shoulder conditions

Shoulder Pain Injuries Treatment may include:

• Activity modification
• Rest
• Physical Therapy
• Medications
• Surgery

Until you can meet with a physician or specialist, take the following precautions for shoulder injuries...

Rest – Avoid strenuous activity and any motion that causes shoulder pain. In some cases a shoulder sling is helpful to rest fatigued muscles and inflamed tendons until you see a doctor.

Ice and Heat – Putting ice on your shoulder for 15 to 20 minutes at a time may help reduce inflammation and shoulder pain. After about two to three days, when the shoulder pain and inflammation have improved, hot packs or heating pads may help relax tightened and sore shoulder muscles. Limit heat applications to 20 minutes per day.

Oral Medicines – Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Motrin®, Feldene®, Voltaren®, Naprosyn®, or aspirin may help reduce shoulder pain due to inflammation.

PAIN RELIEF – Note the green arrows pointing to the two major nerves running through the shoulder...the Median and the Ulnar nerves. Apply PAIN RELIEF to the area on the shoulder indicated at the end of the GREEN lines. You may feel pain down your arm in a number of areas, but the point of application is where the nerve is being impinged in the shoulder joints as shown.

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Apply PAIN RELIEF to a spot about the size of the cup palm of your hand, let it dry and apply a heat compress or pad over the area as indicated on the chart...wait up to 15 minutes and if no relief, you missed the spot on your shoulder where the nerve is being impinged...experiment until you find the right spot...waiting up to 15 minutes each time you try a different spot.

REMEMBER: Shoulder injuries and the associated shoulder pain could develop into frozen shoulder. Listen to your body and make sure that if your shoulder pain persists you will seek professional medical help as soon as possible.

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