People complain of burning along the inside of their shoulder blade. This makes 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) to rub on it when it is bothering them.
People are unaware of how this started, except that it often bothers them after they have been working at a desk, driving or working on a low counter. The person, who shall remain nameless, gets this from texting in bed. All of these activities make this section of muscle work hard to stabilize the scapula as it is pulled forward. This is often a problem and the person has slumped shoulders with tight pecs.
Occasionally, this problem starts when the shoulder is jerked forward or up and this muscle is trying to stabilize the shoulder girdle. This might happen with a dog on a leash or getting jerked by the handle of an exercise equipment.
This may start with a different trapezius problem that creates a sore neck and shoulder. I explore that pattern in this post. When it is relieved, this pattern often reveals itself.
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