This article discusses scapular dyskinesis or SICK scapula, one of the cause of vague arm pain, especially seen in homemakers.
Have you heard your mother complaining of a typical vague pain in her arm? There are many reasons behind it, but one of the commonest is Scapular Dyskinesis or SICK Scapula. This mimics many types of pain in the shoulder and neck. The scapulothoracic muscles are the group of muscles which form the most important musculoskeletal foundation for the upper quarter of the body. They are connected to the backbone, scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (arm), together they work in harmony with the scapulohumeral muscles to provide free movement of the arm. This harmony is called a scapulohumeral rhythm. Out of these scapulothoracic muscles, serratus anterior, middle trapezius, and lower trapezius are the major stabilizers of the scapula. Together, they keep the scapula, 30o to 45omedially rotated in a coronal plane, 10o to 20o anteriorly tipped in a vertical plane, and 10o to 20o elevated from the vertical plane. This typical positioning gives depth to the shoulder joint, and the optimum length-tension relationship of arm muscles, which improves their working efficiency.
So dear moms, follow these simple daily lifestyle changes and enjoy your work in a healthy way.
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17 Mar 2022 - 2 min read
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