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.
- 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.
- 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
- Septic arthritis
- Torn cartilage
- Tendon rupture
- Separated shoulder
- Broken collar bone
- Avascular necrosis
- Brachial plexus injury