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Dr. Arnan Sisson, PT / January 30, 2022
There are a few different ways that bad posture can cause shoulder pain.
When healthcare professionals talk about posture and shoulder pain, it's common to hear the phrase, "forward head, rounded shoulders".
However that's an oversimplification.
That's the reason why physical therapy works for some people with shoulder pain but not others....
Because if you use a one-size-fits all approach to treat "forward head, rounded shoulders", then when some other postural problem is causing your shoulder pain, the treatment doesn't work.
So I'm going to take a deep dive into a few different posture problems that might cause shoulder pain.
How Do You Correct Shoulder Pain From Bad Posture?
That's the easy part (in theory). It's also the hard part in practice.
There are 2 simple solutions to stop shoulder pain attributable to ANY posture:
There's no one "ideal" posture for every single person. People come in all different shapes and sizes. Additionally, we were made to be in one static posture all day long (a.k.a. "chest up, shoulders back, chin down"). Moving around frequently and changing between postures will help you prevent muscle imbalances that develop from any one sustained posture - good or bad.
If you do happen to notice a specific posture that causes your shoulder pain though, take steps to correct that particular postural component, rather than just using stereotypical "good posture".
Other Free Resources For Shoulder Pain
Click Here To Read – How To Cure Neck Pain Fast
Click Here To Read – Headaches: More Than Just Pain In The Head!
Click Here To Read – I Have a Crick in My Neck … Can you Help with that?
We also have free, downloadable reports for people with Neck And Shoulder Pain.