Upper back/shoulder blade pain help

5 Minutes to Fitness+ Club coming August 2010

trapezius-muscle-pain

My mom recently called me because her upper shoulder has been bothering her.

Why it might hurt:

  • Poor, slouched posture while standing or sitting (think- on phone or computer)
  • Herniated disk in the cervical spine
  • Overuse (think- using computer mouse)

What do to:

  • Stand and sit as tall as possible
  • Elevate computer screen to eye level and bring within arms reach
  • Use phone headset
  • Switch mouse to other hand 50% of time

If this doesn’t help, find a great physical therapist or chiropractor. Of course you can email me.

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