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Doctor insights on: Lower Trapezius Exercises

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Could you give me some exercises for my back, and trapezius muscles?

Could you give me some exercises for my back, and trapezius muscles?

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

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What are some good isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

What are some good  isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps. ...Read more

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I worked on my trapezius and its super sore and I know that it's going to take days to heal, but what can I do for now, to lower the pain?

Drink plenty of H2O: usually after work outs your muscles give off something called Lactic acid. That is the reason you have soreness and pain. You need to drink plenty of water to get it out of your system. That should help. Also it is ok to take over the counter NSAIDs if you can tolerate them to help in the short term. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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When i walk my right shoulder sits lower than my left one. After 10 min of walking my right shoulder and right trapezius hurt. Why?

When i walk my right shoulder sits lower than my left one. After 10 min of walking my right shoulder and right trapezius hurt. Why?

Muscle/nerve injury?: You are describing what sounds like a muscle weakness issue. The trapezius muscle and rhomboids are most likely involved. Direct muscle weakness or injury to the motor nerve "powering" those scapular (shoulder blade) stabilizing muscles needs to be evaluated by a musculoskeletal expert. Seek evaluation with either a sports medicine trained physician (orthopaedic surgeon or family practice). ...Read more

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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.

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

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

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 more

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I have a pinched nerve in my Trapezius. What can i do to? and how long would it take to heal? The pain spreads to my Neck, upper & lower back & arms.

Cervical traction: You could take some ibuprofen for a few days to help with the inflammation and pain. However, that is not a good long term solution as it can cause problems such as stomach ulcers etc. Get your doctor to prescribe physical therapy, particularly cervical traction. That can help a good bit with this kind of pain. ...Read more

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