Knots in your back are actually muscles that are in a type of contraction. Why did this happen? Because something was making your muscle unhappy. It’s complaining.
That may sound way too simple but bodies are logical. Things happen for reasons.
One of the most common reasons for knots is using your hands in front of your body (something that we do a lot!) and having weak back muscles. The back muscles cannot hold their own if they are weaker than your front-body muscles and they get stretched and strained. They get knots.
How can you get rid of these muscle knots?
1. Stretch and lengthen the muscles in the front of your body. There are lots of articles right here at SimpleStrengthening.com with directions.
2. Strengthen your back muscles. <– click that link to find my video program with easy directions for getting rid of knots and strengthening your back.
You can get pain in your shoulders, arms and hands when the muscles around your shoulders are “out of balance.” That means some areas of muscle are “tighter” than they should be and some areas are weaker. That is what causes pain.
This video will show you two simple movements that you can do to help re-balance your shoulder muscles.
Do these movements thoughtfully. Take your time. Try to make your circles perfectly. Feel what is happening as you do these moves.
And pay attention to your arm, too. These movements are like having a massage for your arms and shoulder muscles.
Pain relief from strengthening your muscles? You bet!
A body that is strong and balanced has much less pain and functions better.
I get letters and emails from people all over the world who took action when they started to understand how their bodies work. They started to understand that maybe they could become pain-free naturally. The key is: They took action.
They took steps to feel better rather than relying on their doctor to do “the push-ups” for them. (You can’t hire someone to do your push-ups.)