Supraspinatus Tendonitis shoulder pain keeps coming back

by pratik

i had this (left)shoulder injury while lifting weight nine months ago. i went to a doctor he told me its supraspinatus tendonitis and told me to take three month rest.

i am football(soccer player) player i took rest and took anti-inflammatory painkillers but when i was back in mild training it still hurt.

i did watch online videos of physiotherapy but it still hurt while doing those exercise on regular basis. it has been 9 months since and it still hurt .there are no good physiotherapist out here and my season is four months from now.

any help would be appreciated.


Joshua Answers:

Hello Pratik.

Let's just assume that your doctor diagnosed you correctly with supraspinatus tendonitis.

Tendonitis is the same everywhere: too tight muscle, too tight connective tissue, and pain enhancing chemical from the Process of Inflammation.

1. Ice pack your shoulder, 5 minutes on, 5 off.

2. You need to lengthen the supraspinatus. Tight muscles constantly pull on and irritate the tendon.

3. Poke around the front of your shoulder. Any where that hurts, massage it a couple minutes, as many times during the day as you can.

You should find a hotspot in there that is the tendon attachment. That needs ice massage and self massage.

That's a start. Start doing those things, and then come back with questions.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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