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Does anyone have ideas for getting rid of scapular knots and myofascial pain? The knots prevent my shoulder musculature from functioning well (and thus joint placement). Even though I've been cleared for pressing, I can't press or swing without pain because the shoulder and scapular musculature isn't keeping the joints where they should be. I've had a recent MRI that showed minimal damage with the doctor suggesting there was no need for repair (slight labral tear, AC joint inflammation/arthritis). There's lots of snapping and popping. Some of the knots have existed or returned for a number of years, though, for a year prior to Dec 2017, the tissue quality have been good). I've persistently tried deep tissue massage, self trigger-point release (rolling on ball, thera-cane), dry needling, acupuncture, and various shoulder rehab protocols. I'm at a loss. Any thoughts?