Frozen Shoulder and Homeopathy for Athletes and Sports Injury
Common causes of shoulder pain from trigger points in the subscapularis. The signature pain-referral pattern of subscapularis trigger points. The subscapularis is one of the four muscles that comprise the rotator cuff. It attaches to the inner surface of the scapula and to the front of the humerus bone. Its primary responsibility is to hold the humerus in place during arm movements, preventing displacement. It also helps internally rotate the head of the humerus.
Here are some common ways in which these trigger points get activated:
- Overdoing it at activities that require medial rotation of the arm. Examples include freestyle swimming and throwing a baseball.
- Forceful overhead lifting while adducting the arm – bringing it closer to your body. An example is the kettleball swing exercise, where you use outstretched arms to raise the kettleball from between the legs.
- Sudden stress placed on the shoulder muscles – due to a humerus fracture or shoulder-joint tear, or breaking a fall.
- Causticum 30C (3 times daily)
- Dioscoria 30C (3 times daily)
Right Frozen Shoulder Protocol #1
- Causticum 30C (3 times daily)
- Chelidonium 30C
- Magnesium Phosphoricum 30C (3 times daily)
Right Frozen Shoulder Protocol #2
- Chelidonium 6C
- Hepar Sulphur 6C
- Sanguinaria 6C
- A good frozen shoulder remedy, especially when even slight movement causes pain.
- Bryonia is particularly well-suited for cases where extreme dryness is felt.
- Feels as if there were no fluid in the joint.
- Rheumatic pains in shoulder and arm, also with swelling of the injured part and heat.
- Ulcerative pain especially in roots of finger nails of right hand and in middle finger.
- Gouty nodosities.
- Soreness, torpor, and paralysis of the (left) arm.
- Paralysis of the joints of the hand and of the fingers, especially in the thumbs, sometimes from a chill.
- Spine weak, disposed to curvatures, especially to the left
- Unable to support body; neck weak, unable to support head.
- Frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injuries.
- Tearing pain.
- Moving arm is painful.
- Irritability, the least noise is unbearable.
- Shooting and tearing in the joint of the shoulder, and in the arm, or pulling or paralytic weakness and heaviness
- Cracking in the shoulder-joint.
- Nightly tearing and stinging in the arms.
- Uneasiness in the arms.
- Swelling and flaking of the skin of the hands.
- Cramps and numbness in the fingers.
- Worse in winter.
- Worse from mental exertion.
- Worse at night when lying down.
- Worse raising arms or with sudden motion.
- Better with gentle motion.
- Ferrum Phos is used in first stage of inflammation.
- Violent drawing, tearing pain right shoulder and upper arm,
- Deadness in right hand.
- Acute rheumatism of right deltoid, unable to wear cloak.
- Right shoulder joint with acute rheumatism, red, swollen, very sensitive. Swelling of elbow from sprain.
- Rheumatism in wrist.
- Wrists ache with loss of power to grasp.
- Nodule on dorsum of left little finger.
- Contracted fingers from acute rheumatism.
- Worse violent motion of arm.
- Better gentle motion, so the person hardly keep still.
- Tearing pain worse at night in shoulder.
- Metallic taste in the mouth; extra salivation
- Symptoms are always worse at night
- Swelling, stiffness, and paralysed sensations in joints, from sprains, over-lifting, or over-stretching.
- Lameness, stiffness, and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in morning, better by constant motion.
- Trembling or sensation of trembling in limbs.
- The limbs on which he lies, especially arms, go to sleep.
- Rheumatic tension, drawing, tearing in limbs, during rest.
- Excessively cold hands and feet all day.
- From the bad effects of getting wet, especially after being over-heated.
- Ailments from spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon; over lifting, particularly damp ground; too much summer bathing in lake or river.
- Affects the fibrous tissue, especially; the right side more than the left.
- Pains:as if sprained; as if a muscle or tendon was torn from its attachment; as if bones were scraped with a knife; worse after midnight and in wet, rainy weather; affected parts sore to touch.
- Great restlessness, anxiety, apprehension; cannot remain in bed, must change position often to obtain relief from pain.Worse stiffness and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in the morning.
- Better by walking or continued motion.
- Wrenching pain in the shoulder-joint, especially when permitting arms to hang down or when resting on them.
- Shocks in arms as if in bones.
- Dull tearing in bones of the arm and joints of elbow.
- Pain as from contusion in joint of elbow.
- Pain in forearms as well as in bones and joints of hands as if they had been beaten.
- Spasmodic drawing and tearing in forearms, hands, and fingers.
- Paralytic stiffness of wrist.
- Wrenching pain or shootings in wrists.
- Sensation as from a sprain and stiffness in wrist.
- Bones of wrist and back of hand painful as if bruised when at rest and when moving.
- Pain in wrist (as from a sprain) on lifting a weight.
- Numbness and tingling in hands after exertion.
- Spasmodic contraction of fingers.
- Swollen veins on hands, after eating.
- Warts, with sore pains, flat, smooth, on palms of hands.
- Rheumatic pain in right arm and shoulder
- Pain in top of right shoulder.
- Pain in right deltoid.
- Right arm hangs helpless.
- Coldness in body and right arm.
- Burning of palms.
- Stiffness of finger-joints
- Worse at night in bed; cannot raise arm, motion (turning in bed) much worse it.
- The #1 remedy for frozen shoulder.
- Used for adhesions.
- Dissolves scar tissue.
- Used for strictures.