How to cure shoulder blade pain.

Are you experiencing pain in the shoulder blade? This kind of pain can originate from many sources such as whiplash, repetitive movement and bad posture at work. The pain can come from the muscles that are fighting to keep you upright and becoming fatigued. It can also come from hypersensitive tissue that is triggered by the position more on that here. If your pain is being triggered by a movement, have a look here.

If you have a desk job (or you are now working from home thanks to covid!) which triggers the pain, the fix is a simple one. Do not sit for as long in one position! Hey, I said it was simple not the easiest. If your workplace is strict about movement at work, perform specific stretches and strengthening exercises. There are a couple of options. The first is a Brueggers stretch shown below, the second is what is called a Batwing (Thank you Dan John) this a very simple exercise that targets the weak rhomboids (muscles that pinch the shoulder blades together) and stretches the chest (or pectorals if you are fancy).

You may also want to implement some of the recovery methods listed here. When I help people with this issue, I have found that a chiropractic adjustment to the area and massage highly effective. Self-release is good for this too and is achievable both using a foam roller (shown below) and also by a brilliant product I was shown by Tony Gentilcore (shoulder wizard), the ACUMobility ball (I do not currently have a link for this but Google is your friend!

By following these tips your shoulder pain will be a thing of the past. If you have any questions or need more information, please let me know!

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