My shoulder has been getting worse and worse. I have been at the point where I can not even raise my arm up in bed from my side the pain is too great.
I finally decided to go back to my massage therapist. Guy has more initials and certifications, but long story short, he specializes in sports rehab. We did an hour (actually he ran over and did almost 75 min on me). At the end I was ready for it to be done. He did manage to get about 70% of it fixed. It all goes back to a broken collar bone which messed up my alignment at 17. There are a bunch of small muscles that all get tight in there and eventually roll my shoulder forward and down. Been 2 years since I last saw him and it was a lot to try to get out in one session.
One thing he said would help, is heavy farmers or deadlifts. I have not been doing deads the past few years and I am thinking that was helping keeping my shoulder loosened up somewhat.
Went to the gym tonight, but felt like I had already worked out. I did not hit much over a 25lb dumbbell, but did tons of ROM stuff. I need to stay on top of it. When it gets bad, the pain starts radiating all the way down my arm into my fingers.
The work this guy does is amazing. It is pretty painful, but unbelievable what can be done in such a short time.