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Trigger Point Blog — Frozen Shoulder

Treating Shoulder Pain - Heat and Ice Therapy

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Shoulder Pain - Using Heat To Treat Trigger Points      Shoulder Pain can often be effectively managed with a combination of heat and ice Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful, and the shoulder is one of the easiest parts of the body to re-injure. Shoulder damage can often benefit from heat and/or ice therapy. Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder and shoulder inflammation is best treated locally with a simple ice pack. Interestingly, a study in Korea concluded that patients suffering from adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder can benefit from whole body cryotherapy (see below).During the acute phase of frozen...

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Common Painful Conditions that can be addressed with Trigger Point Therapy

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   How Often To Treat Trigger Points?   What are the most common chronic pain syndromes that respond well to trigger point therapy? Trigger points are associated with most painful conditions. In some cases, trigger points can be addressed to relieve symptoms of pain and restricted movement, and in other cases there are trigger point treatment protocols that can address the root cause and provide total relief. Below we've listed 7 of the most common painful conditions which can often be treated effectively with well established trigger point treatment protocols. Each of these conditions is known to be extremely painful and...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Teres Minor

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  Teres Minor Trigger Points - often associated with Rotator Cuff Injuries   The teres minor decelerates internal rotation of the shoulder joint Inhibition in this muscle due to short/ spastic subscapularis, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and pectoralis major muscles sets up the ideal conditions for repetitive stress in sports, such as swimming and rugby, and in any activity involving acceleration through internal/external rotation and flexion/extension of the shoulder complex. Numbness or tingling will be felt in the fourth and fifth digits of the same arm, as well as pain in the posterior shoulder at the greater tuberosity. Teres minor myofascial...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

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  Frozen Shoulder - Quick Facts   "Even simple tasks like putting on a coat became increasingly difficult" We often like to write about clients who have been successfully treated with trigger point techniques, especially those who come to us more out of desperation than any true belief or understanding of the treatment. Today's blog has an added twist, in that the client in question is Vivienne Parry OBE, an extremely highly regarded science correspondent. Vivienne is well known in the United Kingdom as the presenter of BBC TV's science programs Tomorrow's World and Panorama. Vivienne is also currently employed as head of...

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Shoulder Injuries - "Wear, Tear, and Repair" Syndrome

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  Shoulder Pain and Trigger Points   Learn More   Shoulder injuries are often more painful at night. This can lead to a damaging "wear, tear, and repair" syndrome. During the daytime, the weight of the arm itself cuts off some of the blood supply to the shoulder muscles. This is generally not problematic. However, when shoulder muscles are injured or damaged this has several important implications. Muscle Damage First, any muscle damage is not repaired during the daytime. This is because muscle damage needs a healthy blood supply to bring reparative cells and products to the damaged tissue and...

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