Topic: Shoulders

Can (myofascial) trigger points cause shoulder pain

(myofascial) trigger points are a very large cause of shoulder pain. They have been found to be extremely common in sufferers of... Read Article  

How “pain free” trigger points cause muscles and joints to malfunction: causing injury and long term damage

Latent (pain free) trigger points are the tender spots in tight muscle you don’t know you have until a masseur presses upon them causing... Read Article  

Latent (Pain Free) Trigger Points Alter Neurological Control of Shoulder Movement Causing Damage, Impingement and Injury

This article summarises the very important clinical implications of the research done by Dr Karen Lucas in Melbourne for her PhD Thesis.... Read Article  

Why shoulder pain keeps coming back

Although shoulder pain is usually diagnosed as an impingement syndrome a study published in BMC Medicine states that evidence does not... Read Article  

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The benefits of preventive massage: with self massage options

Clinical trials have proven that regular massages are very effective in preventing and reducing pain (see table below). The best example... Read Article  

The health benefits of massage

In this article we will discuss the health and wellness benefits of regular or wellness massages that have been scientifically... Read Article  

Should I get a massage gun or, or a vibration massager

You will find a well designed vibration massager easier to use, safer, and will do a much better job. This is because the scientific... Read Article  

The scientifically proven effects of vibration massage- with clinical applications

In this summary we investigate the science behind the use of vibration massage. This helps us envisage uses and to develop protocols. ... Read Article  

Should I get a percussion massager, or a vibration massager

You will find a well designed vibration massager easier to use, safer, and will do a much better job. This is because the scientific... Read Article  

The benefits of percussion massage (massage guns) vs vibration massage

The terms percussion and vibration massage are often used interchangeably, but they are different and have different effects. In this... Read Article  

How to treat trigger points at home

There are several good trigger point therapies you can do at home. These can give pain relief, but trigger points are stubborn and hard... Read Article  

How do you get fibromyalgia- and what you can do about it

Fibromyalgia is a sensitisation of the nervous system which causes pain to be amplified plus a host of other symptoms. While there are... Read Article  

The sports and exercise guide to vibration massage

Most professional athletes and sports clubs make heavy use of massage type treatments. The ability to do self massage using a hand held... Read Article  

Do trigger points go away on their own?

Trigger points do not go away on their own. If rested or treated they may regress slightly to a state where they stop referring pain... Read Article  

Do foam rollers actually work: you'll be very surprised

Foam rollers have become a popular way to have practically unlimited self massage. They are inexpensive and can easily be carried to... Read Article  

The practical, science based guide to post exercise recovery

There are a lot of articles with shopping lists of things to do to help your muscles recover after exercise, but which are the most... Read Article  

What massage helps you sleep

Clinical trials have shown that a variety of regular short duration remedial type massages improve the quality of sleep. These ranged... Read Article  

Where do you massage for anxiety

Although there have been many pressure points, reflex points and acupressure points reported to help reduce anxiety the results of many... Read Article  

What trigger points cause headaches

The results of several clinical trials show that common tension headaches are typically caused by trigger points in the following... Read Article  

What is the best treatment for trigger points

The best trigger point therapy for you depends on your goals. If you are after pain relief clinical trials show that there is little to... Read Article  

What helps muscles recover faster

To help your muscles recover after sports or exercise you should make sure you warm up properly first, then make sure you get adequate... Read Article  

The large but overlooked cause of slow reaction time in sports

There are a large number of things that can affects a sports persons reaction time such as fatigue, alcohol, lack of sleep and... Read Article  

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