shoulder pain ; revention with regular stretching and antioxidants such as vitamin K



 Frozen shoulder is one of the most common diseases causing chronic shoulder joint pain and movement limitation, and it is a disease that affects about 2% of the total population. It is often referred to as a frozen shoulder because it is a symptom that appears without a specific cause after the age of 50, but it does not necessarily occur only in the fifties. Recently, the number of people in their 20s and 30s is increasing due to prolonged computer and smartphone use, reduced immunity due to overwork, diabetes, and lack of exercise.


Frozen or frozen shoulder can be divided into two major categories, idiopathic frozen shoulder with no specific cause and secondary frozen shoulder caused by other causes. Idiopathic frozen shoulder, frozen shoulder, has no specific cause, and unlike rotator cuff disease, shoulder pain is generally around the shoulder, making it difficult to determine a specific area.


The symptoms of frozen shoulder are pain in the entire shoulder, and the pain is so severe when sleeping that the pain in the shoulder is so severe that it hurts even when you wake up frequently and even rub your collar. When a frozen shoulder occurs, first, when raising the arm above the shoulder, pain occurs and it is difficult to perform the hurray motion. It has a characteristic that it is difficult to determine a specific area because the pain is generally generated around the shoulder.


The rotator cuff is a collective name for the four tendons that surround the shoulder. A rotator cuff tear is a symptom that this tendon deforms and ruptures. When the rotator cuff is ruptured, the pain is severe enough to be unable to lift the arm at the beginning, and then gradually relieves. Because diseases of the rotator cuff joint, especially the posterior joint membrane, also occur together, it is difficult to raise the arm behind the back.


Calcific tendinitis is a disease in which calcification like a 'stone' occurs in the shoulder tendon called the rotator cuff. Pain that is not related to trauma occurs, and mainly occurs in people over the age of 40. This occurs more often in housewives or office workers than in workers who use their shoulders a lot.


Over time, the inflammation of the frozen shoulder disappears and the pain gradually decreases. However, it is important to receive appropriate treatment because the range of motion of the shoulder joint cannot be restored normally if the frozen shoulder is left untreated because the period for the pain to completely disappear is very long, from one and a half to three years. The main treatment is to increase the range of motion of the shoulder joint through rehabilitation exercises centered on stretching.


Foods rich in vitamin K are good for preventing frozen shoulders. Vitamin K prevents calcium from escaping from the body and increases its density. Cabbage, spinach, broccoli, kale, and lettuce contain a lot of vitamin K. As the name suggests, frozen shoulder is a disease that occurs more frequently in the elderly, and it is also helpful to consume foods rich in antioxidants that have an anti-aging effect. To prevent shoulder pain, it is important to relax the shoulder with sufficient stretching on a regular basis, and to eat foods that help prevent it.