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Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain in Nassau County NY

Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain in Nassau County NY
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Shoulder Pain Massage Therapist Eugene Wood, Located in Wantagh NY 11793, and Massapequa NY 11758

"Massage therapy for chronic or severe shoulder pain has proven to be a safe effective means of reducing and eliminating your pain while your body heals. Please contact me for a free consultation and let's see if I can relieve you of your suffering."
-Eugene Wood,
Licensed Massage Therapist

Shoulders are very useful in our daily lives. We use them to lift, throw, pull, and to perform many other activities that rely on shoulder mobility. Shoulder pain can, therefore, be very stressful as it limits our ability to work and perform activities that require the use of hands and arms. Although around 20% of the total population struggles with shoulder pain at least once in their life, 50% of such cases are not dealt with within six months.

The shoulder is very mobile since it is a ball-and-socket joint. This high mobility exposes it to significant instability and injury that can cause a lot of pain. There are various ways to treat this problem. One such method is shoulder pain massage therapy. Many who have visited a massage therapist for shoulder pain or other related problems can attest to the effectiveness of this approach in alleviating pain.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain Relief
  • Lessens the pain from trigger points
  • Increases the range of motion by loosening and lengthening shortened muscles.
  • Stretches the joint gently, thus increasing the range of motion.
  • Breaks up the adhesions around the shoulder
  • Improves blood circulation and reducing the healing process

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Pain Massage Therapist Eugene Wood, Located in Wantagh NY 11793, and Massapequa NY 11758
Frozen Shoulder - The condition is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. It is characterized by pain and stiffness experienced in the shoulder joint. Those recovering from procedures or medical conditions that limit movement of the arm like stroke have a higher risk of developing the condition. The symptoms (pain and stiffness) occur in three stages.
  • Freezing stage – Any movement of the shoulder results in pain, and the movements of your shoulder become limited.
  • Frozen stage – The pain reduces at this juncture. However, your shoulder stiffens, and it becomes difficult to move it.
  • Thawing stage – Some motion is restored to your shoulder.
Massage therapy can be used to treat frozen shoulder. It increases the blood circulation, reduces the formation of scar tissue, reduces stiffness and assists in alleviating the pain. Several massage treatments will eliminate the pain and stiffness.

Broken Arm
- A broken arm involves one or more of the three bones in your arm, the ulna, radius, and humerus. Causes of a broken arm may include falling onto an outstretched hand, sports injuries or significant trauma like car or bike accident. A broken arm can cause severe pain which increases with movement. Massage therapy accelerates the healing process by reducing the stiffness, restoring mobility, and enhancing relaxation.

Rotator Cuff Injury - The upper arm bone that makes up part of the shoulder joint is called the Humerus. The humerus is held firmly within the shoulder by a socket, muscles, and tendons referred to as the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis. An injury to any of these muscles can result in a dull ache which is likely to worsen when you lie on the affected side while sleeping. Massage therapy can be useful depending on the degree of injury. When applied, it reduces scar tissue build up, reduces inflammation, realigns the torn fibers, and reduces the pain.

Dislocated Shoulder - When you dislocate your shoulder, the humerus is removed from the shoulder socket. The high mobility of the shoulders significantly increases the chances of this type of injury happening. It can be caused by traumas, sports injuries or falls. Although important, surgery is not the only way to treat a dislocated shoulder; massage therapy and physiotherapy can be used to restore the normal functions of your shoulder. You can experience pain as a result of the neck and back muscles connected to the shoulders. Massage can be used to alleviate this pain.

Poor Posture - Slumping over a desk for long hours can mean disaster. When you position your body in a certain way for a long time, it tends to stay that way. The muscles will adaptively shorten and lengthen while the fascia (connects muscles and body) tightens to accommodate the new posture. In the slumped position, the ligaments and capsules in the shoulder become lax and are no longer able to stabilize the shoulder joint. The muscles that cross the shoulder joint become overworked as a result leading to tension and pain on the muscles.

Massage therapy can be used in this case to reduce the pain and speed up the process of healing. More fundamentally, massage therapy can help the root of the problem—posture. It helps to release and lengthen the muscles so that the shoulder blade and joint can be able to fall back to their normal resting position.

Strains and Sprains - A strain occurs when the muscles or tendons are stretched or torn. Tendons attach muscles to bones. It can happen when muscles are forced to extend beyond the limit. A sprain occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. Ligaments attach one bone to another. A ligament can be sprained when an unexpected and sudden movement happens. The two injuries lead to swelling of the affected areas and are very painful. Massage therapy can reduce the damage caused by the injury and help speed up the healing process.

Other Causes of Shoulder Pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Torn cartilage
  • Tendon rupture
  • Bursitis
  • Separated shoulder
  • Broken collar bone
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Brachial plexus injury

Contact Eugene Wood for Shoulder Pain Massage Therapy

Contact Eugene Wood for Shoulder Pain Massage Therapy
Shoulder pain massage therapy is very effective in eliminating shoulder pain. However, it may not cure the underlying problem in its entirety. Patients will have to seek medical attention for cases such as Arthritis, tear, bursitis, etc. However, even in these cases, therapy can be applied to manage the symptoms, speed up the healing process and increase mobility by reducing stiffness and lengthening muscles.

Please Contact Eugene Wood today.
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