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Shoulder Pain? Trigger Points … Aaargh!

Chronic shoulder pain!!  It just never seems to go away… the constant nagging … no relief … struggle!  What can you do?  We’ll that all depends on the kind of pain you’re having, but always see a doctor first.

New Research Points to Trigger Points as the Culprit

A recent study on myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain concluded – “comprehensive treatment of MTrPs in shoulder muscles reduces the number of muscles with active MTrPs and is effective in reducing symptoms and improving shoulder function in patients with chronic shoulder pain.”

What does that mean for your chronic shoulder pain?  You might want to check into Myofascial Trigger Points… here’s a video explanation:

National Association of Trigger Point Professionals

There’s an national organization, so if you want more information you should visit the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists website.

What Can You Do?

Believe it or not, this is something you can do … at home.  It’s called Self Myofascial Release and you should check it out.

The Theracane – Self Massage Tool

Here’s an Amazon link to Claire Davies book – The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, mentioned in the video.

The Stick – website link

More Tools You Can Use At Home

There are more “self” myofascial release tools available … but we’ll save those for another day.  One thing you may not know is that you can receive email notification when we update Shoulder Rehab and Performance.  It’s simple … just “click” this link and sign up … oh, and we’ll never SPAM you or share your information.

About Chris Melton

Chris Melton is an entrepreneur, blogger and one of the owners of Joint Mechanix, LLC ... the creators of the Rotater ... a rotator cuff rehab tool used by physical therapists, athletic trainers, athletes and proactive shoulder rehab patients.


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