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Your computer mouse can cause pain around your shoulder blade and below your armpit.  Here are a few things to do that will help you prevent that. 1.  Stretch your arm up and slightly backward. 2.  Squeeze your shoulder blades toward your spine.  Or try to touch your elbows together behind your back.  You probably […]

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Mike had constant pain and muscle tightness under his right shoulder for decades.  He also had lots of neck pain and stiffness and headaches. But Mike in Miami is feeling better now and he wrote this very nice email message to me.  I want to share it with you because there is a very important […]

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Got knots in your upper back?  Interestingly, this has been one of the most common complaints I have received email and comments about lately.  And it’s no surprise! We used to swing from trees.  (Well, okay, our ancestors used to swing from trees but maybe you did when you were a kid.  At least, I […]

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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 […]

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What’s the most common cause of upper back pain?  Muscles! Upper back muscles get strained from being stretched and overused.  Then they get cranky and start complaining. You might feel the complaint as muscle strain, a headache or neck ache, a muscle spasm near your shoulder blade or “knots” in your upper back. But guess […]

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Readers ask a lot of questions about  knots in their backs.  I’m going to give you several links to articles that I wrote which will give you a lot of insight into the causes of pain in the shoulder and upper back. Usually people have shoulder and shoulder blade pain on the side of their […]

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There are muscles in your back between the shoulder blade and spine called rhomboids.  There is one on each side.  The rhomboid muscles are often blamed for pain and knots in their area. Actually, that area can be the “symptom” and not the cause at all! People (including professional massage therapists) often massage the rhomboid […]

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Shoulder pain is most often caused by the muscles around the shoulder. There are simple ways to take care of the muscles which will help relieve shoulder pain.

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There is a set of muscles on each side of your neck that can cause pain in your upper back, arm, wrist and hand.  Those muscles are called the scalenes. If the “knot” between your spine and shoulder blade “won’t” go away, blame the scalene muscles.  It can’t go away until the scalene muscles are […]

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Does your upper back pain feel like a “knot” or muscle spasm between your shoulder blade and spine? Last time we talked about muscles in your torso that could cause this pain. Today we will talk about another cause, which is almost always overlooked. The muscles that can cause that “knot” in your back are […]

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