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Shoulder Pain Reaching Up and Around

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People usually complain of vague pain in the back of the arm that is sharper at the shoulder. This pain often occurs in passive postures where they are using the long head of the triceps to stabilize the arm. This trigger …

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Mid-back Pain that May Stiffen the Low Back

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of stiffness, tightness, and pain in their mid-back. They almost always make this awkward move where they reach back to touch the lower ribs on that side. Often, they complain about how it stiffens their lower back. They may …

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Pain in front of shoulder when reaching out to the side

Client’s Description People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder when reaching to the side while their arm is at shoulder level. It is easy to adapt movement to avoid this unless there is a specific activity like holding the passenger seat while driving. This problem can be aggravated by carrying a backpack. The straps create …

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Aching mid-back with tired triceps

People complain of an area of aching pain at the base of the shoulder blade. At times, this extends down the triceps and into the hand. They can’t reach it and may ask to trace the spot on my back or on the illustration that I have on the wall. It has a constant ache that …

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More than surviving.

Annie (her alias) is a Texan grandmother in her late 60s. She started working with me years ago. She has some real problems with degenerative discs in her neck. We’ve been through a lot. I’ve worked on her, literally, from head to toe. Last winter, she came to me with troubling news. They had found …

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Spot of pain behind shoulder

People complain of a spot of pain deep in the back of the shoulder. It often occurs after other shoulder pain, particularly after this trigger point, has been treated and released. It is a lingering pain that is hard to connect to an activity but often bothers them when I ask them to stretch the shoulder as …

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Sore Shoulder from Strap or Lifting Overhead

Active people complain of pain on the top of their shoulder when lifting their arm. When I ask them to lift their arm, it doesn’t really hurt until their elbow gets level with their shoulder and the tip of the shoulder begins to rotate upward. This is the point that the middle trapezius strongly engages. Sometimes …

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Pain Between Shoulder Blades When Slouching

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of aching along the inside of the shoulder blade while slouching. Also, it is annoyingly tender along the edge of the shoulder blade. The pain in the upper back usually begins when they are slumped forward at a …

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Burning and itching along the shoulder blade

People complain of burning along the inside of their shoulder blade. This burning and itching along the shoulder blade will make you want to rub up against a doorway or get one of those massage canes to get at it. It is my experience that people are quick to notify a body therapist (like me) …

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Pain along Shoulder Blade when Reaching Up or Back

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder blade when reaching high above the head. They also get pain while reaching to the back seat of the car or adjusting clothing behind the back.  Often, they have usually …

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