Rotator cuff tear or tendinitis occurs due to a trauma, repetitive actions which place strain on the muscles in this region. There is usually a dull pain that refers down the outer aspect of the humerus and usually there are night pains associated with it.
It is important that with rotator cuff tears or tendinitis that people avoid excessive lifting, overhead activities, lying on the affected side or even pushing or pulling objects.
Starts as an inflammatory lesion on the front and back of the shoulder, scarring, thickening and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint.
There are 3 stages. 1) Abrupt loss of motion and pain that
refers to the lateral brachial region. 2) Frozen stage – dull ache present at night or painful on movement. 3) Rotator cuff and scapula stabilisers may weaken.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome involves the neck, shoulder and arm. Symptoms can be pain, numbeness, tingling, poor circulation in hand or forearm as well as weakness in the hand muscles. It is the compression of neurovascular structures in the thoracic outlet. It can be caused by trauma or an extra rib.
To treat Throacic Outlet Syndrome Sandra Pegg’s Myotherapy can help by using various remedial (deep tissue) massage techniques along with stretches and exercises to help increase muscle strength.