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List Of Trapezius Exercises
Exercises for back: Both the neck and the back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it. Maybe an occasional massage helps to loosen things up, and work on a trengthening program to allow your core muscles to take the beating, and that way your spine doesn't have to. Sedentary work/life is not good either.... Motion=lotion! ...Read more
I have a problem with my left trapezius. I haven't been able to lift weights for fear of hurting it more. What exercises can I do?
Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps. ...Read more
After a open acj excision when can I begin range of movement/pt exercises or pendulum exercises. I understand that the deltoid/trapezius is separated.
Depends: It depends on the soft tissue repair at the time of surgery. Most of my patients do passive range of motion only for 6 weeks to protect the repair. ...Read more
Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?
REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain. you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well. have some body apply icy hot on the area as well. take aleve, or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle. good luck ...Read more
Is it common for right trapezius muscle to be bigger on right? I don't exercise. My upper back on right has been hurting for one year. Ct chest clear
Are you right handed: That may be the most simple answer. If you are right handed, you perform more movements, carry more things, and generally work out your right arm and shoulder more than your left, which could easily account for some muscle asymmetry, right side larger than left. Ct of the chest probably included most of the trapezius muscles, and could be reviewed to look for any problems (unlikely). ...Read more
Gua Sha: Many of my patients receive gua sha (korean scrapping) for ashi (trigger points) in the trapezius. I perform this as often as weekly. ...Read more
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