How to Treat Shoulder Supraspinatus Tendonitis Naturally?

What is Shoulder Supraspinatus Tendonitis

The Supraspinatus muscle stabilizes the shoulder and helps in abduction, which means lifting up the arm sideways. In Shoulder Supraspinatus tendonitis the tendon of the Supraspinatus muscle commonly impinges under the Acromion (Bony process on the scapula), resulting in inflammation of the tendon, so the term Shoulder Supraspinatus tendonitis means inflammation of the tendon of the Supraspinatus muscle.

It is a quite common problem and its occurrence rate increases with age. Sports-persons are at a higher risk of developing this problem. Golfer’s elbow is one of its type, commonly seen in males whereas trigger finger type is seen more in females and diabetic patients.

Causes of Shoulder Supraspinatus Tendonitis

It mainly occurs due to impingement of the shoulder muscle which can be Primary impingement or Secondary impingement –

1. Primary Impingement

These are the primary causes which can be –

  • Ageing
  • Trauma
  • Increased subacromial loading
  • Overhead activity (Athletic and nonathletic)

2. Secondary Impingement

Secondary causes can be –

  • Eccentric muscle overload
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Scapular dyskinesia
  • Posterior capsular tightness

Risk Factors

The risk of developing this problem increases with the following factors –

  • Increased age (40 and above)
  • Injuries
  • Exhaustive physical activity
  • Unnecessary stress on the tendon
  • Muscle imbalance

Clinical Features

These include –

  • Sharp, dull pain in or above the shoulder, sometimes associated with a burning sensation
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty in sleeping due to pain
  • Difficulties with simple movements like – Putting on a shirt or jacket, brushing hair and difficulty in reaching the arm above shoulder height.

 

Shoulder Supraspinatus tendonitis

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests include –

  1. History
  2. Evaluation of Range of tendon
  3. Blood tests (for Diabetes, RA factor)
  4. X-Ray (to rule out any Fracture)
  5. MRI scan
  6. Some specific movement test for tendons

Complications

Shoulder Supraspinatus tendonitis can lead to various complications if left untreated. These complications can be –

  • Rupture of the tendon
  • A weakening of the tendon
  • Hindered daily activity
  • Permanent damage

Natural Treatment or Herbal Remedies for Shoulder Supraspinatus Tendonitis By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal treatment for Shoulder Supraspinatus tendonitis. All these products are pure, natural and vegetarian. These are not having any side effect so can be used for a prolonged period of time. These are safe to use, chemical and preservative-free. All products are manufactured under the direct supervision of the MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. Shoulder Supraspinatus tendonitis treatment involves – Joint Aid Plus, Yograj Guggul and Boswellia curcumin. Products description is as follow-

Herbal Supplements

1. Joint Aid Plus

These are in the form of capsules which are specially formulated by Planet Ayurveda, help to improve joint health. These capsules consist of various herbs which are useful for connective tissue of joints. These herbs are – Ashwagandha, Boswellia, guggul, dried ginger and vitex nigundo that help the joints to regain the stamina and the lost power. Joint aid plus capsules are very effective for acute and chronic arthritis. These herbs act in a synergistic manner to control acute and chronic inflammations and are an alternative herbal pain killer, having an effect equivalent to NSAIDs.

Ashwagandha and Boswellia prevent the degeneration of the tissues. Guggul, Boswellia, and vitex help in reducing inflammation. Sonth and ashwagandha combination pacifies Kapha, decreases fluid accumulation and helps in maintaining the synovial fluid by proper greasing of joints.

Leaves of Vitex nigundo are anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and anti-arthritic and are smooth muscle relaxant in action, which makes them very effective to treat various ailments related to joints and connective tissues.

Dosage1-2 capsules once or twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Boswellia Curcumin

This formulation of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of an extract of oleo gum resin of Boswellia and curcumin. Boswellia serrata is known as Salai guggal in Indian markets. These herbal capsules are very helpful to reduce pain and swelling in or around the joints and tenderness.

Extensive research has proven the efficacy of Curcumin to cure many diseases such as allergies, arthritis, diabetes and any chronic illness. It is also having strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, due to its active ingredient, Curcumin. It is very helpful in injury healing process due to its anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenging activity and increases blood circulation in the injured tissue resulting in faster healing. Curcumin has been considered as an ideal compound for developing formulations used to reduce any inflammation. According to Ayurveda, all symptoms of this disease occur due to accumulated Kapha and Vata.

Boswellia is bitter, sweet and astringent in taste with hot potency and is capable of reducing swelling, tenderness, and pain very fast. Boswellia also acts as a COX-2 inhibitor, thus reduces inflammation without affecting the mucosal lining of GIT. It is having good pharmacological properties, which help in pacifying Vata and Kapha in the body. Its oleo gum resin (frankincense) powder extract contains many pentacyclic triterpenoids called Boswellic acids. The Boswellic acid decreases pain, stiffness, reduces fluid retention in the body and prevents the breakdown of connective tissue.

These capsules are a safe and effective herbal remedy for several inflammatory conditions and are very effective to reduce pain and swelling. These capsules increase the range of motion, stamina, soothe the tissue around the joints and help in lubrication of the joint by checking the synovial fluid levels.

Dosage – 1-2 capsules once or twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is an Ayurvedic traditional formula designed by Planet Ayurveda which helps to pacify Vata dosha in the body, so useful in problems with accumulated Vata in joints and muscles, indicated by cracking, spasms, stiffness, tenderness, and tremors. It is the combination of various herbs like – Triphala, Piper Chaba, Tribulus Terrestris, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper longum, chitrak, and Guggul.

Guggul is an anti-inflammatory herb, gives strength to the joints, muscles, and nerves in the body by controlling Vata and also helps in detoxification. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, gives long-lasting relief from pain without producing any side effect. Yograj Guggul is used for joint problems and weakness, occurring at any age, rejuvenates and strengthens the skeletal and neuromuscular system and are also beneficial in myalgia, Joints Pain, Muscular pains, obesity, Arthritis, and hyperlipidemia.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water

An Ancient Verse About Guggul (Commiphora Wightii)

ancient reference

Reference – The Bhavprakash nighantu, Verse – 32

Meaning – This Verse explains about various synonyms for Guggul, which are – Guggulu, jatayu, devdhoop, kaushik, kumbholukhlak, mahishash, palankash, and pur.

Dosage – 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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