I’m not sure what type of pain you are referring to so am guessing it is a typical tendon impingement associated with push work, e.g. benching, dips, etc, or maybe just poor technique/bad luck on a lift. If so, some form of myofascial release can work wonders in a relatively short period. I speak from experience as I’ve suffered this in both shoulders at different times over the last 5 years, and am currently recovering from what has been the longest bout yet. I generally find this treatment, e.g. ART, corrects the underlying issue, however, more traditional physio treatments like ultrasound also work well in conjunction by targeting the inflamed tendon itself. Finally, more long term, I genuinely believe you need to consider working on reducing inflammation in the body through proper diet. I personally believe this is vital for older lifters.
It goes without saying that doing things that avoid the problem in the first place is of paramount importance. I messed up my recovery somewhat by trying to ‘train around’ the problem and never fully allowing it to recover. When I pinched the tendon doing work on the heavy bag 2 months ago I predicted 10 days max recovery. This was a naÃ¯ve estimate. Age, as well as lack of a proper recovery plan, has prolonged the episode and totally wrecked my martial arts hobby. Suffice to say if I could wind back the clock I would have handled things differently and would actually be in a training session now instead of typing this message. Good luck with sorting the shoulder out.[/quote]
Well i had some ultrasound and accupuncture and it worked for a while but the shoulder was very easy to upset. The second guy i saw did some massage and again it helped but only in the short term.
The pain is deep in shoulder blade right now but it moves around, comes and goes. God knows what i can do. I can’t afford more treatment so im screwed on that front. Its tough man just hope i can keep training.