Finding the right shoulder pain treatment
Every day at our Sydney clinic, one of our patients comment on how relaxed and mobile their shoulders have become and “why didn’t I do this ages ago?” The answer is, people just don’t know how good they should feel.
Tight and hard muscles have physically changed to adapt to extra strain. Over time, scar tissue literally builds up in the strained muscle and acts as a glue to stick everything around it; resulting in less flexibility and less ability to do work. Your body does not have a mechanism for breaking down scar tissue and when it builds up, it sometimes needs to be manually removed. The soft tissue treatment specifically designed for this purpose is Active Release Techniques ®.
What about chronic shoulder pain treatment?
When tight shoulders have been successfully ignored for many years, the changes in the muscle are more difficult to resolve. The scar tissue becomes more leather like and restricts circulation. This limits the muscle’s ability to heal. When the muscle is used, it begins to create waste products faster than it can get rid of them. This backlog of fluid is the reason why your muscles feel tight and hard and, why your shoulders become painful with use.
Your body is an incredible healing machine but sometimes your natural healing mechanisms need a jumpstart. This is where Shockwave Therapy can help. At our Sydney clinic, we use high intensity sound waves to treat chronic pain, even if the tendon is calcified. One of the effects of Shockwave Therapy care is that it stimulates the body to grow new blood vessels. Over time, even a degenerating tendon can be effectively healed.