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Shoulder Pain and Injuries

Myofascial Release for Shoulder Pain

A Message From Katherine Allen LMP, Founder of Healing Myofascial Release

Everyone we speak with is curious about the following regarding the experience of dealing with shoulder pain:

"What Is The Reason Behind This?" Or "Why Am I Still Experiencing Shoulder Pain After Enduring It For Six Months Or More?"

Most individuals tend to believe that if they have discomfort in their shoulders, it will eventually subside on its own. They hold onto the hope that one day they will wake up and it will be as if nothing ever occurred. However, after six months, they find themselves still grappling with pain that is even more severe than when it initially started.
Does This Situation Resonate With You?
When individuals seek medical advice, doctors often recommend rest and suggest trying pain relievers as a way to “see how it progresses.” This is a scenario we frequently encounter in our massage therapy clinic. However, six weeks later, when there’s been no improvement, they return to the same doctor, only to receive yet another prescription for even stronger medications.
Has This Ever Happened To You?
Perhaps you’re unsure of what steps to take because different individuals have provided you with varying advice. You might believe that the issue lies in your neck, but it could actually be related to your shoulder. Determining the source of the problem in the shoulders can be challenging, which leads people to postpone deciding on a course of action to alleviate their pain. Furthermore, many individuals simply come to accept it as a normal part of life, as if it’s something that must be endured.
Can You Relate to This?

If You're Dealing With Shoulder Pain, Here Are 7 Additional Reasons Why It Might Persist Longer Than Expected:

  1.   You anticipated it would resolve on its own, but it persisted.

  2. You visited a doctor who advised rest and painkillers. However, the medication provided no relief, and once it wore off, the discomfort in your shoulders returned.

  3. A family member or friend mentioned that shoulder pain is a common part of aging, leading you to simply accept it.

  4. Previously, you sought assistance from other doctors or a massage therapist, but nothing they recommended or did appeared to alleviate the pain.

  5. You attempted remedies like heating pads and TENS units, but they proved ineffective.

  6. You believed it would be beneficial to rest due to the severity of your shoulder pain, yet it continues to bother you on a daily basis.

  7. You received a few “massages” in an attempt to alleviate the pain, but they merely provided temporary relief and relaxation. They didn’t address the root cause of the pain.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, we’d be delighted to assist you by inviting you to schedule a call with one of our massage therapists to explore potential solutions. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these methods means that we now have a clearer understanding of what doesn’t work — bringing us closer to identifying what DOES. Click the button below to arrange a call with us if you’d like to receive sound advice:
The next question frequently posed to us is:

"What Measures Can You Take to Alleviate Shoulder Pain?"

  1. Firstly, you must decide whether or not to seek assistance. Many individuals delay seeking help for their shoulder pain under the assumption that it will “resolve itself over time.” However, six months later, they are still enduring it, and either there has been no improvement or the pain has worsened.

  2. Engage in the CORRECT exercises. A highly effective approach to alleviating shoulder pain involves performing a tailored sequence of progressive exercises. These specific exercises, recommended by a massage therapist, can help diminish pain, restore mobility swiftly, and ensure that the issues do not resurface in the near future.

  3. Avoid adopting uncomfortable sitting or sleeping positions: Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck in the morning? Or experienced tightness in your shoulders after a prolonged period of sitting? This is often the result of assuming awkward positions during sleep or rest, which can be detrimental to your shoulders. In addition to hands-on treatment, it would be immensely beneficial to learn the right exercises to strengthen your muscles for improved posture. This will expedite your return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

  4. Undergo hands-on massage therapy by skilled professionals. Studies have demonstrated that individuals suffering from shoulder pain derive substantial benefits from massage therapy. In fact, it is one of the most prevalent issues we encounter at Healing Myofascial Release. If your shoulder pain is impeding your work, causing tightness or tension affecting your sleep, limiting your physical activity, jeopardizing your independence, or hindering your social interactions, physiotherapy can assist you in swiftly reclaiming the fulfilling life you deserve.

"How Can Seeking the Services of a Massage Therapist at Healing Myofascial ReleaseAlleviate Your Shoulder Pain?"

Here’s what we can do for you:

In essence, the massage therapy Team at Healing Myofascial Release is dedicated to liberating you from the daily, persistent, and enduring discomfort of shoulder pain, enabling you to reclaim your life.

If you’re interested in learning about our pricing and availability at our Vancouver, Washington clinic, please click the button below and complete the brief form.

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