Risk factors for heart disease found to be linked with shoulder problems, study suggests
-A recent study, conducted by the researchers at the University of Utah, suggested that shoulder problems such as joint pains or rotator cuff tendinitis (tendons/muscles that help to move the shoulder joint are inflammed or injured) were found to be associated with heart disease risk factors.
-The common risk factors for heart disease included high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.
-The researchers examined close to 1,226 labourers that included workers from the wood industry and air-bag manufacturers.
-The physical movements of the workers such as pushing, pulling and twisting were monitored in terms of frequency and intensity.
-The study revealed that these labourers with the most common heart risk factors were almost at five times the risk of shoulder pains compared to those who did not have any shoulder pain.
-As per the study, those with moderate risk factors were one and a half times to three times more likely to complain of shoulder pain.
-On the contrast, physically demanding jobs were found to have no correlation with shoulder problems.
-Findings were published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Source: Journal Of Occupational and Environmental Medicine