If you have an acute (sudden) onset of pain, ice is the best option for the first 72 hours. Heat can work well for stiff and tense shoulders once the acute inflammatory response has subsided.
Topical analgesics, like Biofreeze, Bengay, or Aspercreme can help relieve pain for a short period of time.
Heat can help improve tense shoulder muscles and shoulders that are stiff. Heat is not recommended during the first 72 hours following a shoulder injury or when acute swelling is present.
anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy are conservative strategies that help many patients alleviate shoulder bursitis. If these conservative interventions are insufficient, or your symptoms are severe, your physician may give you a cortisone injection to reduce bursitis. If these less…
Eliminating inflammation is the first step in getting rid of bursitis. Activity modification,
A thorough chiropractic evaluation will guide the chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors are trained to select the treatment technique that will best address your pain.
Rotator cuff tears can feel like a sharp localized pain in the shoulder. Over time, the pain can radiate to the shoulder blade and elbow. Some people never experience pain when tearing their rotator cuff. Instead, these individuals may notice…
Tennis balls can be used for self-massage techniques that address trigger points and myofascial restrictions.
Subscap is short for subscapularis. The subscapularis is one of four muscles whose tendons comprise the rotator cuff. The subscapularis’ main function is to turn the arm in. It can also assist in bringing your arm closer to your body…
Rotator cuff self-massage is best performed with the assistance of a self-massage tool such as a ball, cane, roller, or massage gun. These allow targeted treatment in a pain-free range of motion.