How To Cure Shoulder Blade Pain

Table Of Contents

  • 1. What causes Shoulder Blade Pain?
  • 2. Stretching The Shoulder
  • 3. Applying Heat
  • 4. Releasing Hypertonic Muscles
  • 5. Stretching The Spine
  • 6. Opening The Chest
  • 7. Trigger Point Release
  • 8. Avoiding Triggers
  • 9. Eliminating Other Causes
  • 10. Conclusion

Lesson 1: What Causes Shoulder Blade Pain?

So you've got Shoulder Blade pain - but do you really? First step in figuring out why you have Shoulder Blade pain, is to figure out the cause. There are many non-muscular causes of shoulder blade pain that should be ruled out first before we think this is solely a muscular issue.

Some obscure reasons for shoulder blade pain include:

  • Neurogenic Issues such as a pinched nerve, herniated disc, etc.
  • Cardiopulmonary Causes such as pleuralitis, etc.
  • Shingles
  • Atypical Presentation of  Cancers
  • Fibromyalgia or other muscular dystrophies

Now that you have eliminated those causes of shoulder blade pain, it's time to explore the MOST COMMON CAUSES of shoulder blade pain.

The #1 MCC (most common cause) is indeed .... Poor Posture! 


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