So, what are we left with? From a Myotherapists perspective, a more conservative approach is always the best option. Understandably, people who have dealt with chronic pain don’t want to hear this answer because in their eyes they have tried it all, they’re probably fed up and want a quick fix solution.
A lot of research has been conducted over the last decade, comparing effectiveness of modalities such as Deep tissue frictions, Dry needle therapy and Massage to Cortisone injections. These modalities all used by Remedial/Myotherapists, have been found to be as effective if not more, at treating conditions such as Bursitis or Tendonitis.
The message we’re trying to convey here is – there are options. Cortisone may not work for everyone and there are some Cons on the list outweighing the Pro’s, but in conjunction with regular treatment with a Myotherapist, clients are getting wonderful results.
The difference is, an injection into your shoulder alone is not taking the time to understand your injury; why it happened, what muscles are inhibited, whether your injury is an overuse issue or the result of poor biomechanics.