Glenohumeral Joint Tissue Disease (Shoulder Joint)
The source of Shoulder Joint Peripheral Tender Tissue Disease (SJPTTD) is complicated in clinical practice (Western Medicine) and it involves shoulder pain and various dysfunctions.
The main symptoms of SJPTTD are peripheral shoulder joint inflammation, muscle supraspinatus tendonitis and subacromial bursitis. In Chinese medicine, it belongs to the Bi syndrome. Thus, wind-cold-damp-pathogenic factors invade the shoulder(s) and obstructs the meridian which prevents Qi-blood from spreading and extending. This results in disease/pain via abnormal mechanism of action in muscular regions.
Peri Shoulder Joint Inflammation -
Degenerative and inflammatory disease of the shoulder joint bursa and the shoulder joint peripheral tender tissue.
It occurs more often in women than men. It is also known as "50 shoulder" since it occurs mostly before and after age 50. Sources can be light sprain, over work, chill-cold around some regions but clear sources sometimes can not be found.
Symptoms include radiating pain of the shoulders and are minimal during the day but becomes more severe at night and disrupts sleep.
Pain that becomes alleviated in the morning by rotating the shoulders, are known as static pain. In part, it is a wide range of pain and the abduction is limited. Depending on the development of disease, injured tissues adhere together which leads to functional disorders which is known as "frozen shoulder" and "frozen congelation." In its early stage, it is pain but becomes functional disorders in the latter stages.
Muscle Supraspinatus Tendinitis -
This disease occurs more often than not as we get older and for physical laborers. The muscle of the Supraspinatus mainly acts as a helper to deltoid muscles to abduct the upper arms. The lower part of muscle of the Supraspinatus is closely connected to the shoulder joint. Therefore it is connected with the adjoining upper part.
Subacromial buslight trauma or repetitious working movements can cause degenerative and/or inflammatory changes in the ligament.
Pain and intense pain can be felt when the abduction is between a 60-120 degree angle alternatively, pain cannot be felt when the abduction is below a 60 degree angle or above a 120 degree angle.
The disease is advanced into the peripheral tissues and affect the inflammation process leading to muscles of the Supraspinatus to change into harden paste which will cause pain and dysfunction when it fractures.
Subacromial Bursitis -
Subacromial bursitis is located in between the deltoid muscle and the rotator muscle plexus. The main function is to have slippery movements in between the subacromial and the head of the humerus.
Subacromial bursitis usually occurs simultaneously as chronic degeneration and inflammation of the muscle supraspinatus tendonitis with adjacent localized tissues.
The lateral side of the shoulder that has a pressing pain is important. Pain dysfunctions will form when upper arm is abducted. Serious inflammation will lead to the enlargement of the shoulder joints.
Muscle Bicep Longus Tenosynovitis -
The muscle bicep longus head is located in the intertubercular synovial along the humeri intertubercular groove. Continuous overwork of the shoulder joints will lead to damage and this disease.
Pain and/or pressing pain accompanied by swelling is found in the bicep longus head part. A bent elbow with applied pressure on the forearm will reflect obvious pain and there will be a rubbing sensation when the elbow joint is flexed.
Types of healing treatments
Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Electro Acupuncture, Cupping, Exercise Program and Herbal Medicine