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Simple Exercise To Help Shoulder Blade Pain

Dr. Arnan Sisson, PT / April 18, 2022

For people who sit for long periods of time, either at a desk, or when driving, performing shoulder circles as demonstrated in the video above can be an effective way to avoid muscles becoming overworked, and discomfort setting in.

To perform shoulder circles:

  1. Raise the shoulders up
  2. Squeeze the shoulder blades back together in the center of your upper back
  3. Hold for 5 seconds
  4. Slowly lower the shoulders
  5. Repeat for around 1 minute before resting

This exercise works the muscles between the rib cage and the spine which when strong allow proper movement of the shoulder and takes the pressure off the shoulder joint. By doing this it reduces the risk of agitating nerves which is a major cause of pain.

To avoid pain returning, try to minimize hunching over and bring the shoulders back, and down.

Natural Ways To Ease Shoulder Blade Pain

Due to the recurrence of shoulder troubles after more traditional physical therapy, more and more people are putting their faith in specialists to ease their muscle pain, and get back to doing the things that they love; whether that’s returning to the golf course, being able to get back to their favorite exercise classes, or simply being able to enjoy weekend activities with their family.

However, we know that there are still some people unsure whether specialty physical therapy is going to be the right option for them, and confused as to how it even works.

To help people, potentially like you, who want to end their shoulder and neck pain so they can sleep better, feel happier and make the most of their free time with their loved ones…

We offer free discovery visits which give you the opportunity to find out more about how we can help you.

So if you are:

  • Confused about how to end your shoulder and neck pain
  • Worried that it will never get better and you’ll always struggle to get a great night’s sleep
  • Frustrated that your MD’s only advice was to rest and see what it’s like in six weeks
  • Annoyed that you’ll need to rely on painkillers to suppress regular headaches that wreck your weekend plans

With our practice in Montross we are ready and waiting to help folks of the Northern Neck, so get in contact today!

Click the link below to arrange your free discovery visit with one of our friendly, and knowledgeable team who can remove all your confusion, anxiety and give you optimism that you can get better.

Start Your Journey To A More Active, Pain-Free Live With A Free Discovery Visit

Other Free Resources

Our founder, leading NNK physical therapist, and author Dr. Arnan Sisson, PT has written a FREE downloadable report for anyone who is suffering with shoulder blade pain and wants to know…

“How To Ease Annoying, Daily, Irritating Neck and Shoulder Pain Naturally – Before It Gets Any Worse…”

Download Your Free Report Now

Or check out other fantastic blogs:

How to AVOID “Throwing Out” Your Shoulder!

Golden Rule EVERYONE with an Ache or Pain Should Know!

Big Questions on Gabapentin Pills


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