The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that keep the head of the humerus (bone in the upper arm) in the shoulder socket. Rotator cuff helps stabilize the shoulder joint. The muscles in the rotator cuff help with the movement at the shoulder joint in various directions. Damage to any of the muscle or tendons of the rotator cuff is known as a rotator cuff injury. Rotator cuff injuries (both acute and chronic) can be effectively treated with homeopathy.
Ruta Graveolens, Arnica Montana, Rhus Tox, Bryonia Alba, Ferrum Met, and Sanguinaria Can are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat rotator cuff injury.
The four muscles that make up the rotator are known as supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. The most injuries related to this area include strains, tears (can be partial or full thickness tear and may arise from acute injury or overuse), tendinitis (stemming from overuse), bursitis (inflammation of the bursa), and impingement (trapping of the rotator cuff tendons between head of humerus and acromion; it can result in inflammation of tendon or bursa of shoulder).
Homeopathic Medicines for Rotator Cuff Injury
Ruta Graveolens – Top Homeopathic Medicine for Rotator Cuff Injury
Ruta Graveolens is a top grade homeopathic medicine for treating rotator cuff injury. It helps heal injured muscles and strained and inflamed tendons. The person needing this remedy complains of aching in the shoulder. The pain gets worse on hanging the arms down.
Arnica Montana – Homeopathic Remedy for Rotator Cuff Injury with Soreness and Tenderness in Shoulder
Arnica Montana is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for rotator cuff injury when intense soreness and tenderness in the shoulder is present. The shoulder is bruised, and there is a sense of weariness in the arm. This medicine works well to treat an injury to the rotator cuff from a fall or a blunt instrument as well as acute or chronic cases of a rotator cuff injury.
Rhus Tox – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Rotator Cuff Injury from Overuse
Rhus Tox is a natural treatment for rotator cuff injury arising from overuse. A tearing kind of a pain, a burning sensation in the shoulder are the most prominent symptoms. Sometimes the arm feels lame. Stiffness in the shoulder along with restricted movement is another key symptom. It is also indicated when lying down worsens the shoulder pain and movement brings relief.
Bryonia Alba –Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Shoulder Pain Worse from Motion
Homeopathic medicine Bryonia Alba works well in cases of rotator cuff injury when shoulder pain is worse from slightest motion. The pain from shoulder may extend down the arm. Rest offers relief in the pain. Heavy pressure or a stitching pain on the shoulder is also present. Touching the shoulder tends to worsen the symptoms.
Sanguinaria Can – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Right-sided Shoulder Pain
Sanguinaria Can is an important homeopathic medicine for right-sided shoulder pain in a rotator cuff injury. Raising or turning the arm worsens the shoulder pain. Worsening of shoulder pain at night and when turning in the bed is also noted.
Ferrum Met – Homeopathic medicine for left sided shoulder pain in rotator cuff injury
Ferrum Met is an effective homeopathic medicine for left sided shoulder pain in rotator cuff injury. The pain in the shoulder is mainly dull, drawing, shooting, tearing in nature. The pain from shoulder radiates down the upper arm in some cases. The pain gets worse by putting the arm behind the back. Movement of arm worsens the pain. Heat tends to relieve the shoulder pain.
Causes of Rotator Cuff Injury
The primary cause for rotator cuff injury is the overuse of the rotator cuff. Sportspersons including tennis players, baseball players, and wrestlers who tend to use the rotator cuff excessively are at an increased risk of injury. A blow on the shoulder, fall on the ground, or an accident (such as on the road) also increases the risk of a rotator cuff injury. Older adults above the age of 40 years are also at increased risk.
Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Injury
In case of rotator cuff injury, the symptoms like shoulder pain and decreased range of motion at the shoulder joint are prominent. Tenderness on the affected shoulder joint is also present. Pain may get worse by putting the arm over the head or behind the back. In most cases, worsening of the shoulder pain is noted at night time. Lying on the affected side also tends to exacerbate the pain. A clicking sound on movi