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A 41-year-old member asked:

upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. help?

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Dr. Jack Goloff
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Rhomboid massage: Ice or heat massage rhomboid muscle try.

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Last updated Jul 2, 2015

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