Many factors can contribute to shoulder pain: sudden injuries, sleeping positions, exercise, repetitive motion and even desk jobs! If you suffer from shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder or biceps tendinitis (which frequently masquerades as shoulder pain), contact me for help. I'll start off your session by assessing which muscles are most likely to be the cause of your pain and use specific protocols to address the underlying cause of that pain.
ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
Rotator cuff tears can cause pain deep in the shoulder, make it difficult to move your shoulder normally and disturb your sleep if you're a slide sleeper. While substantial tears require surgical repair, lesser tears can benefit from massage. Massage can help by breaking down the scar tissue, increasing blow flow to an area of the body that doesn't have good blood flow and restoring normal range of motion.
Frozen shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis, is a frequently painful condition of the shoulder in which range of motion is gradually and eventually greatly reduced so that the shoulder joint seems to have been frozen. The Mayo Clinic web site says it can take 1-3 years for frozen shoulder symptoms to resolve. Who has time for that?! Massage, stretching and the MELT Method can be an enormous benefit to those who suffer from frozen shoulder. Don't lose three years of your life waiting for your frozen shoulder to resolve on its own - call me to schedule today.
Biceps tendonitis is an overuse injury that usually manifests itself as shoulder pain. Massage and stretching can help bring relief. Stretching and/or the MELT Method can help prevent recurrence.
Whether your doctor has diagnosed you with a minor rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, biceps tendonitis or other shoulder pain, chances are a therapist who is trained in injury assessment and massage treatment can help. Call me to schedule an appointment for your assessment and massage using my shoulder pain protocol or MELT Method instruction.