For many of us, as we get older, we’re more prone to aches and pains in colder weather and during sharp changes in barometric pressure. We’re not entirely sure of the reason, but those with chronic pain or arthritis are most susceptible to it. Issues with chronic pain are why you hear of so many New Yorkers becoming snowbirds or retiring down to places like Florida.
One such ailment aggravated in the cold weather is rotator cuff tendonitis. That’s a condition where the tendons in your shoulders are inflamed. Tendonitis happens a lot to athletes where your shoulders are vital to your success, including swimming, tennis, baseball, and more.
So, what can we do to help mitigate the pain or perhaps even cure rotator cuff tendonitis?
Can A Torn Rotator Cuff Heal On Its Own?
In some instances, yes, a torn rotator cuff can heal independently, but it depends on the severity of the injury. You can assist healing by treating it at home by –
- using cold compresses,
- avoiding slouching when sitting,
- avoiding repetitive tasks involving your shoulders,
- not putting weight on your shoulders when you sleep, and
- avoiding activities that aggravate your shoulders, like lifting.
More commonly, though, rotator cuff tendonitis may require physical therapy, steroids, and in more severe cases, surgery. If you feel you may be suffering from rotator cuff tendonitis, consult a professional to explore your options toward recovery and be sure you have the proper diagnosis.
Is Massage Good for Treating Rotator Cuff Tendonitis?
Massage can be good for treating rotator cuff tendonitis. Part of the benefits of massage is to reduce inflammation, a primary factor in the pain you experience through ailments like tendonitis and arthritis. If you’re looking to treat your continuing pain with massage, make sure you receive those massages from an experienced professional.
How Do Chiropractors Help with Rotator Cuff Tendonitis?
Chiropractic care is more than just spinal adjustments. Chiropractors utilize multiple tools and techniques to reduce and eliminate pain to increase a client’s quality of life. One of those techniques is the Graston Technique®, which is best applied by a certified Graston Technique® specialist can apply. This technique utilizes specialized stainless steel instruments to break down soft tissue adhesions, often times the cause or aggravating factor in an ailment like rotator cuff tendonitis.
Trust East Bay Chiropractic Wellness To Treat Your Tendonitis
Rotator cuff tendonitis can make your days painful and your nights uncomfortable. East Bay Chiropractic Wellness’s founder Dr. Martin Marmorale is one of Nassau County’s only certified Graston Technique® specialists (GTS). The technique helps combat inflammation to help reduce or eliminate your pain. Contact East Bay Chiropractic using our form or call (516) 679-2225 and learn more about how we can help you manage your chronic pain.