I don't think you go for that kind of thing unless you are in pain to begin with. Messed up my shoulder from improper exercise so I took it easy for a couple of weeks, I guess it didn't heal right because as soon as I started using it again at work it started hurting and then became inflamed when I tried to massage it myself. It was bad enough that I stopped moving it completely and got to a physio place asap; it was my first time and internally I was questioning if the guy really knew what he was doing because the massage hurt worse than the injury. I thought it would just cause more inflammation, but to my surprise it didn't and within hours my range of motion drastically improved and the pain greatly subsided. I was supposed to go back for another treatment a week later but by then I was pretty much good as new.
Next time I'll go straight to the specialists instead of waiting for weeks hoping that I heal properly on my own.