Have you ever felt tension and pain around your shoulders and neck? If you have, have you ever considered doing shoulder blade stretches to provide relief? Most people neglect shoulder tension until it becomes pain.
If you experience Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades on a constant basis that affects your daily activities, you need to do something about it – or it may lead to more serious health and medical problems.
Understanding Shoulder Blade Stretches
The shoulder muscle, also known as the rhomboid, is very sensitive to stress and tension because of its location. Finding the correct stretches and stretching techniques can provide relief of tension and stress. Health experts believe that when you are doing regular and routine stretching around the shoulder blade muscle, you can actually increase and improve your muscle mass. If you have done strenuous exercise or you are an athlete, you need to consider stretching since you are using your upper body often.
The Basic Stretch
Among the various shoulder blade stretches techniques, here is a simple stretch that you can do daily:
- Sit on the floor with legs stretched out in front of you.
- Bend right knee and place right foot on the floor to the outside of your left leg.
- Grab ankle with left hand, and place right hand on floor behind you palm facing down. .
- Rotate your upper body slowly toward right hand behind you on the floor until you feel the stretch in your lower back. and hold for five to ten seconds.
- Face the front, releasing ankle and allowing right leg to return to its place on the floor. Repeat steps with the opposite leg and hand.
This stretch is good for the shoulder blade as well as the rest of your back and your waist. If you also suffer from back pain or discomfort in your lower back, this simple stretch can provide great relief.
Shoulder Blade Stretches While Standing Up
Another simple stretch can be done while standing up. Here are the steps:
- Stand up straight and place feet about a foot apart.
- Place your hands behind your back at hip level and interlock your fingers with your palms facing away from your back.
- Stretch both hands slowly and gently downward and away from your body until you feel your shoulders stretching.
- Repeat the movement with palms facing the back or the ground.
Other Stretching Techniques
Among the different stretches for shoulder blade pain relief, try the bear hug technique several times a day. Here are the steps:S
- Sit or stand with back straight and torso stretched tall.
- Hold arms out in front of you then cross your arms like you are hugging someone and grab the back of each shoulder blade with your hands.
- Exhale slowly, tuck your chin and give yourself a bear hug until you feel a stretch or pull in your shoulder blades.
- Hold for 30 seconds then repeat several times.
If you are experiencing Pain In Back Between Shoulder Blades, try these simple shoulder blade stretches and experience pain relief.