One of the most common areas of tension for our clients are the RHOMBOID MUSCLES.
Feeling pain around your shoulders? This is often likely due to the rhomboids. LOCATED on either side of the back between your shoulder blades, rhomboidal attach the edges of your shoulder blades to your spine.
Causes of rhomboid tension, pain & aching:
- You can sprain or strain your rhomboid muscles by doing any activities that overwork your back, shoulders, and arms, including: -REPETITIVE Sports movements, such as throwing a baseball ⚾️, serving a tennis ball🎾 or volleyball🏐 , swinging a golf 🏌️♂️ club, or rowing 🚣♂️ --- Carrying a HEAVY backpack 🎒 / overuse of one arm carrying heavy shopping bags 🛍 and handbags 👜
- Slouching 👨🏼💻 while you work at a desk or computer 💻
- Poor posture
You’re also more likely to strain or sprain the rhomboid muscles if: 1. You haven’t properly warmed up before you play sports 🏋🏼♀️🏂🤸🏼. 2. Your muscles are weak because you haven’t exercised or played in a long time. 🏃🏼 3. Your muscles are overtired. 💪🏼😴
How To Treat?
NUMBER ONE RECOMMENDATION = Massage 💆🏻♂️ 💆🏼♀️
- deep tissue or sports massage is one of the most effective and beneficial way of treating muscle tension.