I had all of the above - as far as shoulder tendon stuff. My tendons were like hard cables. And had scar tissue/adhesion there as well as all over the rest of my body. Feel like I'm repeating myself LOl.
The PT and choiro stuff and cortizone shots from regular othos did almost nothing till after treating lyme. I think PT at normal speed made some areas worse. Had one PT place tell me chronic lyme was BS. I told them they were idiots. Then found a PT who new lyme (had it) he helped some but mentioned to try every thing out there for it.
So I am one of the few who needed to hunt down and break down adhessions and scar tissue, which as some know - I'm still doing this. With lyme, I kept on getting small injuries from almost normal living. My athletic tip overs (the two wheeled type) resulted in injuries that would turn chronic and never normalized - this didnt happen to fellow competitors, I asked all the time.
I never had surgeries, many tendons are now better, but like I always say , its like peeling away an onion. But- if you have pain all over in muscles and tendons, you need to peel the whole layers away evenly before going to the next as to not create more imbalances or even more uneven tension. Other place can then reveal them selves that were otherwise unknown.
I've been doing shoulder work for two years now- twice as strong now but still some tension there. Dry needling now helps too, but its still not magic. Upper back and neck also needs to be worked on- not just the shoulders.
Went nuts with a golf ball on shoulders on the floor and in hard oak a door jam. Rolled on short 12" Rumble Roller when done, then finish with epsom salt gel and Arnica Montana gel.
Also did muscle fiber restructuring- this is intentional re-injury then following up with directional massage / fiber re-alignment/pulling , active release stretching and then progressive weights. Painfull? yes, did it work?...yes.
Realize my condition might be/was kind of extreme. Life is short, I didnt/dont have time to keep waiting. Waited enough for it to heal itself, which it didnt. New injuries seemed to stop though, which was obviously a good sign.
Note: my shoulders used to sound like the clicking a 1/2" ratchet wrench makes........
Edit: just got back from the gym. This wasn't a "Max" day, just a maintenance day, which I really felt I needed after waking this morning. Feel a lot more relaxed now. My crazy autoimmune diet (modified paleo) certainly helps speed up my healing too. I cheated a little at a social yesterday, and swear I could tell today, didnt sleep to great either.
Post Edited (astroman) : 8/6/2017 2:44:42 PM (GMT-6)