Shoulder slap lesion is a common injury that occurs when the labrum, which is a part of the shoulder joint, tears. This type of tear can be caused by repetitive motions or an acute injury. It can lead to pain, instability, and lack of mobility in the affected area. Fortunately, massage can help alleviate these symptoms and improve the overall function of your shoulder joint.
The Role Of Massage In Slap Treatment
Massage therapy has been used for centuries to treat various types of injuries and conditions. It has many benefits for those suffering from slap lesion, including reducing inflammation in the surrounding area, increasing range of motion and flexibility, improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, reducing muscle spasms and tension, and breaking up adhesions in the tendons and ligaments. All of these benefits can help reduce pain associated with slap lesion while also helping to restore normal function to the affected joint.
In addition to helping with pain relief and restoring function, massage is also beneficial in terms of prevention. Regular massage treatments can help prevent future injuries by strengthening the muscles around the shoulder joint as well as increasing flexibility and range of motion. This can help reduce stiffness in the shoulders as well as prevent further damage to the labrum if it hasn’t yet been torn.
How To Get The Most Out Of Massage Therapy
When seeking treatment for shoulder slap lesion with massage it’s important to find a registered massage therapist who specializes in treating shoulder injuries such as this one. Your massage therapist will be able to tailor a treatment plan specifically for your needs that includes various techniques that target both the soft tissue around your shoulder joint as well as strengthening exercises for your rotator cuff muscles. A combination of both manipulation techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point release, deep tissue work, Swedish massage strokes and stretching exercises is often recommended for best results when treating slap lesions.
Overall, massage has numerous benefits when it comes to treating slap lesions. Not only does it help relieve pain associated with this condition but it also helps improve range of motion while helping strengthen surrounding structures like muscles and ligaments which can provide long-term protection against future injuries or re-injury due to overuse or strain on the affected area.
If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Natalie Yeo, RMT, or another registered massage therapist in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!