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Excuse me, I want my 50 year old mother to experience pain in the hinge on the shoulder .. and it has been treated by injection of lubricant in her joints but it still hurts .. can it be massaged ??

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Hi Mirza,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

In the elderly, pain in the joints in the shoulders is often caused by arthritis. Sometimes, the inflammation that appears can be severe enough to cause the joint to become swollen, feel warm, reddish, painful, stiff, and difficult to move.


There are 2 main causes that often trigger arthritis, namely:

Osteoarthritis
Inflammation in osteoarthritis causes damage to the cartilage, which is the tough, smooth surface of the bone. If the damage is severe enough, the bones connected by the joints can become friction causing pain and limited movement.
Rheumatoid arthritis
Inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis occurs because the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovial membrane, the lining that resides the joint capsule, because it is considered a dangerous substance for the body, even though it is not. This autoimmune disorder causes the membrane to become inflamed and swollen. If it continues, this condition can also result in damage to the cartilage and surrounding bone.

Apart from the two mechanisms above, arthritis can also occur due to other causes, such as psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis, reactive arthritis, gout arthritis (gout), or septic arthritis.


Our advice is to check your mother again to the doctor if it is felt that there has been no significant improvement in her complaints after previously obtained treatment. The doctor will carry out a comprehensive examination specifically for the painful shoulder area, not only through a physical examination, but possibly through an X-ray, CT scan, MRI, or joint fluid examination. These examinations are also very important to do to distinguish the symptoms of arthritis from other diseases that can also trigger pain in the shoulder, such as joint dislocation (shift), fractures, bone infections, other viral or bacterial infections, nerve clamps, psychosomatic disorders, etc.


We do not recommend that you massage your mother's shoulder or arm until it is clear exactly what caused her complaint. In some conditions, for example gout arthritis, joint dislocations, or even fractures, massaging the painful area can actually make the complaint worse and difficult to heal. It would be safer if you first give your mother paracetamol as an initial treatment in reducing her pain. In addition, you can also compress your mother's sore shoulders with ice cubes or warm water (whichever is most comfortable). Help your mother to carry out daily activities so as not to cause excess load on her shoulder area.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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