Shoulder pain might lead to heart diseases

  • Jan 28 , 2017

If you are suffering from shoulder pain, don’t take it lightly as researchers caution that the condition might indicate an increased risk of heart diseases. It has been found that individuals who show symptoms of heart disease are increasingly more likely to have pain in shoulder joints and rotator cuff injury.

If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on and they might need to manage risk factors for heart disease.

Repeated physical anxiety is most frequently blamed for aggravating shoulder joints and the muscles and ligaments that surround them.

For example, consider a pitcher who throws a baseball 100 times a day. While physical effort can unquestionably be an aggravation, accumulating proof that may focus other factors to be at play. Increased risk for heart disease also has a tendency towards musculoskeletal disorders like tunnel syndrome, Achilles tendinitis and tennis elbow.

The study adds shoulder problems to the list and takes the connection one step further. The study also links it with other heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes were more likely to have shoulder trouble.

As the study on skilled labours suggested that the physical strain is just as likely to cause shoulder pain. However, the more straining job did not mean an uptick in shoulder difficulties. Nor did spending more time on other physical activities.

Many people ignore shoulder pain that might be a symptom of heart attack, and it proves fatal. Seek immediate medical attention and before medical assistance reaches you can take self- care at home.

  • Pain relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) may help.
  • Rest: Avoid using your shoulder in ways that cause or worsen pain.
  • Ice: Apply an ice pack to your painful shoulder for 15 to 20 minutes a few times each day.