01 Dec Rotator cuff problems? Come to Tao Massage
Rotator cuff problems. Think massage.
Can’t reach into the back seat of your car without discomfort?
Limited range of motion to left your arm overhead?
Have a job that involves sitting at a desk for long periods of time causing your shoulders to be rotated forward/internally?
Pain between your shoulder blades?
Pain in the from of of your shoulder (deltoid)?
The culprit/s? A small but powerful muscle called the subscapularis and its surrounding muscle family known as the rotator cuff muscles: supraspinatus, infrasinatus, teres minor, teres major. Structures within may become impinged due to tension in these muscles.
Proper massage therapy is one of the best tools for a non-drug or non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff problems and injuries, as they respond very well to exacting soft tissue work and exercise. (ps…massage therapists are the only health care providers that do exacting soft tissue work!)
Through the use of neuromuscular and myofascial techniques to loosen adhesion, find and hold trigger points in the muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff the rotator cuff muscles function improves and is able to stabilize the joint as they are meant to without restriction; therefore no longer being a source of pain.
No go out there and play ball!