A “knot” is a contraction (shortening) or spasm in a muscle. It is a place where a muscle has become ‘tight’ for one reason or another. Overwork is the most common cause.
That doesn’t mean that YOU are working too much–it means that some of your muscles are.
When you were a child you used all of your muscles all of the time. You have over 600 muscles! But then you grew up. Most of us adults use fewer than 100 muscles on a daily basis.
That’s how we get into pain. We get out of balance.
Some of your muscles are being stretched and are unhappy so they get knots. That’s how they complain.
They cannot hold their own against the shorter, tighter muscles in the front of your body so they try to protect themselves by developing a contraction or knot.
This pain tends to happen in the back near the spine or shoulder blades or on the outer side of the back under the arms. It also happens on the tops of the shoulders.
One of the most common causes for muscle knots is a forward-head posture. That posture puts a lot of strain on your upper back muscles.
A knot is a clue for you to fix something.
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