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Self-Treatment —fix your own shoulder!
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Shoulder Pain Shoulder Stiffness Frozen Shoulder
Bicipital Tendinitis Adhesive Capsulitis Subacromial Bursitis
Shoulder Tendinitis Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Impingement Syndrome
Author Clair Davies’s success in treating his own frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, which is now in its second edition.
Now this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition —a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire.
Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several muscle, joint, and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as pain and a loss of motion in the shoulder and upper arm. Frozen shoulder is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and in individuals with type-two diabetes, although a man or woman of any age may be afflicted.
Traditional medical treatments for frozen shoulder, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections, surgery, manipulation under anesthesia, and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery.
Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localized areas of exquisite tenderness in muscles, has been used very successfully for frozen shoulder to relieve pain, restore range of motion, and shorten recovery times.