Myofascial Release for Shoulder Pain

June 20, 2021

Stiff or frozen shoulders is a condition that affects almost everyone, especially those who are aged 40 and above. It is often characterized by stiffness or pain in the shoulders, upper arms, and sometimes the chest. If not treated immediately, the pain or stiffness may get worse and limit your range of motion.

Fortunately, there are several ways to treat frozen shoulders and regain your range of motion without surgery. If you’re starting to feel some discomfort on your shoulders or experiencing lower back pain, you may need to visit a reliable Dubai physiotherapy clinic to determine the cause of the pain and how it can be treated.

How to relieve shoulder pain

Self-myofascial Release
Self-myofascial release or SMR involves applying the right amount of pressure to muscles and the fascia to help relieve pain or discomfort. When done properly, SMR techniques do not only provide shoulder pain relief, but also restores shoulder mobility and joint range of motion.

Exercise
Aside from SMR techniques, there are also a range of exercises and physical activities that are recommended by licensed therapists for frozen shoulder treatment. According to some studies, proper stretching before and after workouts along with SMR techniques are some of the things you can do to improve your posture and develop muscle or joint mobility. While this is not always the case for everyone, some exercises recommended by therapists to relieve shoulder stiffness also work as chronic back pain treatment.

back massage

Massage
If you have tried the techniques mentioned above and it only brought little to no relief, it would be best to see a licensed physical therapist to learn more about your condition and other treatment options such as a myofascial release massage. You may have read somewhere that this kind of treatment is more painful than the others, but it is an effective treatment too. For this treatment, a chiropractor, physical therapist, or massage therapist will knead, massage, and gently stretch the stiff muscles to release or loosen the knots, allowing the muscles to relax. You may feel sore after the treatment but you will feel better and your muscles will feel looser once the soreness subsides.

Whether you’re feeling a little discomfort on your shoulders or have been suffering from chronic shoulder and back pain, you may seek the help of a medical professional for a proper diagnosis. Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC offers a range of treatment plans that are best suited to the specific needs of our clients. You may visit our clinic for consultation or book an appointment for a physiotherapy massage.