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Left and right shoulder and upper trapezius pain and causes, massage and stretching

trapezius pain

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Today, with Runpeople, let’s take a brief look at left, right shoulder, upper trapezius pain and its causes.

trapezius pain

This disease, which also applies to me sitting at a computer for a long time, seems to be present in all modern people.

What is trapezius pain!?

There are various causes of diseases that cause trapezius pain, but in clinical practice, these two causes are defined: cervical disc and myofascial pain.

causes of trapezius pain

For cervical disc

As one of the causes of pain, cervical disc is caused by trauma, and it is a common disease in people who use a PC or smartphone in the wrong posture for a long time or a degenerative cervical spine disease as they get older.

Cervical discs absorb shocks between bones, absorb shocks, and protect the intervertebral discs, which deform or move out of place and stimulate the nerve roots or spinal cord, causing neuritis, causing pain and numbness in the arms.

This may be caused by a traffic accident or trauma, but it is a degenerative disease caused by maintaining the wrong posture for a long time, and the symptoms may develop more rapidly with continuous stress, excessive exercise, irregular lifestyle, and excessive drinking or smoking.

In case of myofascial pain

I think everyone has experienced it at least once. In some cases, it passes easily like a cold or muscle pain, but there are people who suffer from this symptom for a long time, alternating left and right over months to years. (I am….)

Although the exact cause is not known, incorrect posture is considered to be the main cause, and it is known that symptoms develop when accompanied by overwork, excessive drinking, trauma, irregular lifestyle, and insomnia.

trapezius pain symptoms

In case of cervical disc

At first, it causes neck, nape, and shoulder pain whose exact location is unknown, but over time, the deltoid muscle area and fingertips become numb.

In addition to this, it causes discomfort in daily life by causing shoulder and neck pain, stiff neck, dry eye syndrome, arm paralysis, chronic fatigue, chronic headache, and dizziness.

If cervical disc is suspected, it is recommended to immediately visit an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon for treatment.

For myofascial pain

If you frequently have gallstones or muscle pains of unknown cause, including the wings and ribs, you should be suspicious. This syndrome is a simple phlegm or muscle pain that can be recovered by taking enough sleep and rest for 2 to 3 days, but if it persists for 2 weeks, it is more likely to be myofascial pain.

In this disease, pain, stiffness, numbness, tightness, and phlegm appear intensively around the neck or shoulder.

And if the symptoms get worse, even if you do not press the scapula with your hands, pain is induced, the range of motion of the shoulder is limited, the shoulder area becomes hard, and it is accompanied by fatigue, digestive problems, migraine headache, eye fatigue, sleep disturbance, and decreased concentration.

massage and stretching

If your shoulder hurts, massage between your neck and shoulder may reduce the pain, but there is no significant effect other than a temporary relief. On the contrary, it can lead to chronic pain and harm your shoulder health.

​ Of course, massage can relieve muscle tension and promote blood circulation to relieve pain, but since this is a short-term effect, it is not easy to relieve pain through continuous massage.

To relieve shoulder pain, correcting the wrong posture is more important than massage, and it is recommended to use the PC monitor and smartphone at eye level.

Relax your muscles through stretching!

Tilt the back of the neck: Sit on a chair and hold the head with interlaced hands, tilt it back for 5 seconds and hold it.

​ Push-ups against the wall: Place your hands on the edge of the wall and slowly descend toward the wall and hold for 15 seconds.

Bend your torso while sitting: Place your hand on the opposite shoulder and slowly rotate your body toward the raised hand, holding for 10 seconds.

Chin Press: It is recommended to press the chin (5-6 times a day) while looking at the front with the shoulders relaxed and the force removed.

Today, we briefly looked into the causes and causes of left, right shoulder, and upper trapezius pain with Runpeople.

I hope that my post has been helpful to you.