The shoulder is one of the most complex joints of the body and is operated using a vast network of muscles. These muscles, when working in perfect order, provide a great deal of motion and power to the arm. However, when a person starts to feel pain in the shoulder they tend to avoid using it, which often times turn into frozen shoulder syndrome.
Frozen shoulder syndrome frequently occurs when pain is present causing the person to avoid moving the shoulder as much as possible, however, this causes scar tissue to form in the muscles further limiting how much the shoulder is able to move. But this can be avoided early by getting the muscles of the shoulders treated with a muscle specific massage. The most common painful muscle in the shoulder is the deltoid, even with those that have a rotator cuff injury. Treating this muscle in many cases will not only eliminate the pain but return full movement to the shoulder.
Using massage therapy and chiropractic care, a great deal of focus is placed on finding the specific muscle or muscles that are causing the pain and lack of motion. Many athletes and injured workers have suffered from debilitating shoulder pain because of muscle imbalances that cause greater stress on the muscles in front of the shoulder, while over stretching the muscles in the back of the shoulder.
As the pain goes away with massage and stretching, we then focus on strengthening the injured and weak muscles with rehab exercises.