Four potential reasons you have pain in your shoulder blade area

pain in shoulder blade area

It’s tough to imagine doing much in your life without the use of your shoulders. Everything from your favorite sports activities to your day-to-day life, such as getting dressed or driving, involves the use of your shoulders. 

When you have pain in your shoulder blade area, it can be difficult to move your shoulder and the rest of your arm. If you’re experiencing this kind of sensation, then you know just how hard this makes your daily life.

What causes pain in the shoulder blade area?

Pain in the shoulder blade area can occur for a number of reasons. Usually, it boils down to one of these four:

  1. Overuse — Frequent use of your shoulders in physical activity can cause them to tire out, resulting in irritation or inflammation that causes pain and a limited range of motion. Athletes, such as swimmers, pitchers or quarterbacks, are especially vulnerable to the overuse of the shoulder.
  2. Traumatic injury — An impact to the shoulder blade area can cause injury to the bones and soft tissue within it.
  3. Poor posture — Poor posture, such as sitting or standing with your head hunched forward, exerts strain on your upper back. This pain can be felt in your shoulder blade area as well as your back.
  1. Chronic condition — You may develop a chronic condition as a result of frequent overuse, poor posture, genetics or unknown causes. Some common shoulder conditions include:
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Tendinitis
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia

Visit Border Therapy Services today for shoulder pain treatment

Is shoulder pain limiting the use of your arm and keeping you from living a normal daily life? Our physical therapists at Border want to help. We specialize in physical therapy treatments that can help you reduce and prevent shoulder pain. Our treatments are always personalized to the needs of each patient. When you visit us for assistance with shoulder pain, we’ll examine your shoulder and develop a customized treatment designed specifically with your recovery goals in mind.

Contact our team today for more information about shoulder pain treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.