Natural treatment for Rotator Cuff Pain

As Per Ayurveda Aspect

Rotator cuff pain is caused due to an involvement of vata and Kapha dosha in the body with the accumulation of ama (toxins) in the shoulder joint that causes pain and inflammation.


“Rotator cuff” is made up of mainly four types of body muscles and their tendons which connect the humerus (bone of the upper arm) to the shoulder socket. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that connects the upper arm. If you are suffering from tendinitis, it means that the tendons are inflamed or irritated. It usually occurs over time and due to the keeping of shoulder in one position for a while or sleeping on the shoulder every night or if participating in the activities that mainly requires uplifting of the arms over the head.

The main Symptoms that are Associated with the Rotator Cuff Injury may cause:

  • Dull ache deep inside the shoulder
  • Disturbed sleep when you lie on the affected shoulder

How Rotator Cuff can be Caused?

Rotator cuff problems can be anticipated for those who are regularly engaged in physical activities that involve repetitive arm motion, baseball pitchers, and may come as a surprise to others for which these problems are so common.

1. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis:

Rotator cuff tendinitis is more common in middle- aged people and young athletes. It usually occurs when a normal healthy tendon gets inflamed or injured and often results in a repetitive overhead activity such as swimming, tennis, painting, etc.

Some diseases like diabetes and obesity may also be associated with rotator cuff tendinitis.

2. Rotator Cuff Tear:

Rotator cuff tear occurs when the tendon is torn from the arm bone and is common in middle to old aged people. A tear may be caused by trauma to the shoulder or fall on the shoulder.

Smoking, as well as obesity, may also increase the chances of tearing the rotator cuff.

3. Rotator Cuff Tendinosis:

Rotator cuff tendinosis is a condition where the tendon degenerates due to the increasing age. As the age increases, there is a decrease in the blood supply to the rotator cuff tendons. Hence when the tendons become injured they do not heal or recover as well. These weak tendons are more prone to inflammation and tearing.

What are the Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Pain?

  • Sharp pain and swelling on the front or lateral part of the shoulder and upper part of the arm.
  • Many people may complain of difficulty in performing daily life activities such as combing the hair, reaching behind the back and sleeping on the affected shoulder.
  • Throbbing pain is also more common.
  • Pain radiates down the arm from the shoulder.

Always keep it in mind that people with this disease do not experience any pain and the severity of the tear does not correlate with the pain. It means the person with partial tear may experience severe pain while the person with a complete tear may not experience any pain at all.

What are the Risk Factors for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis?

Here are some following factors that may increase the risk of having a rotator cuff injury:

  • Age:

As a person gets older, the risk of rotator cuff injury increases and is common in people who are older than the age of 40.

  • Certain sports:

Regular use of repetitive arm motions by athletes such as tennis players, baseball pitchers, archers have a greater risk of having this disease.

  • Family history:

There may be an involvement of a genetic component which is involved with rotator cuff injuries which appears to occur more commonly in some families.

How Rotator Cuff Pain can be Treated?

Planet Ayurveda offers natural herbal remedies for the treatment of rotator cuff pain which is rotator cuff pain care pack. This pack is formulated with the pure and effective herbs that have been used in Ayurveda for many ages. These formulations are 100% pure, natural, and are free from preservatives, fillers, chemicals, additives and have no side effects. Regular use of these supplements will keep you stay healthy and will provide relief in pain as well as inflammation.

1. Yograj Guggul:

Yograj guggul has been used in Ayurveda for the treatment of disorders that are associated with pain because it balances the Vata dosha in the body. This formulation contains several major ingredients such as Amalaki, devdaru, haritaki, shunthi, pippali, adraka, mustaka, and shudh guggul. These herbs treat the infected wounds and improve the digestive strength and immunity of the body.

Dosage: 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals.

2. Rumogin-5:

Rumogin-5 capsules are one of the most effective combinations of anti-inflammatory herbs which make them more effective in rotator cuff pain, slipped disc, cervical spondylosis, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. Herbs present in these capsules are shallaki, maricha, pippali, sonth, and haridra. These herbs not only support the joint movements but also have neuroprotective activity. Being coolant in nature, pippali is used for the vitiation of pitta dosha.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules:

Planet Ayurveda’s Ashwagandha capsules are formulated with the pure extract of Ashwagandha herb which acts as a nerve tonic. This herb is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties. These capsules improve the brain functions, support the functioning of nerves, reduce metabolic imbalance, and balance the vata as well as pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

4. Boswellia Curcumin:

Boswellia is known as shallaki and resin of this herb is used to prepare standardized extract containing an appropriate amount of active compound called “boswellic acids”. Research has shown that this compound is helpful in reducing pain, inflammation, and swelling. It also arrests the spread of cancerous cells.

Curcumin also contains an active compound called curcumin which has been used in the ancient healthcare system of India because of its healing properties.

These have powerful anti-inflammatory activities, so these are helpful in treating rotator cuff pain, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis, etc.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with water after the intake of food.

5. Bone Support:

Bone support capsules provide calcium in a natural form that provides strength to the bones by increasing the bone density. The ingredients present in it are Mukta, sudh Laksha, hadjod, praval pishti, suhanjana beej, and Arjuna herb. These ingredients promote the joint’s mobility and balance the Pitta and Kapha dosha in the body. Being an immune-modulator these capsules boost up the immunity and fights against various infections. Athletes who have pain and swelling in the joints due to strenuous exercises should use these capsules regularly for better relief.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.


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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.