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.
Do you have back pain between your shoulder blades? Is the pain more on your dominant side?
Or, is it more lower back pain and/or your neck?
There are many possible causes for back pain and muscles are the usual culprit! Honest! Muscles!
That’s good news, because muscles can be fixed.
When your back muscles get overstretched, they will complain and cause back pain.
So, how do muscles get overstretched?
For your upper back it is usually from reaching forward, or working with hands in front of you, a great deal of time, especially with your dominant hand. For example, most hairdressers use one hand more than the other, and the side they use most can get pain, unless…
They take the time to strengthen their back, and to do periodic stretches to lengthen the muscles which have become short in front of the arm and chest. (The front muscles become short due to the arm being held in front of the body for so long.)
If you work with both hands in front (reaching or stretching) for long periods, your whole upper back can get overstretched and be uncomfortable.
So, how do the muscles in your low back become overstretched?