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how can i release the tension in my shoulder blade?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tension: a good massage therapist can usually help release the muscle tension in shoulder blace
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the cause but common things that can help can include moist heat, massage, and/or therapy.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is the main difference between a broken and fractured clavicle?

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Nothing: Broken and fractured mean the same thing.

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