CAUSES OF PAIN UNDER YOUR SHOULDER

CAUSES OF PAIN UNDER YOUR SHOULDER

The human body has a lot of muscles, and they are used to perform many activities. The shoulders are one of the most important muscle groups in the body because it helps us with our arms and movements. These muscles do so much for us, but if we don’t use them correctly or use them incorrectly then they can cause pain in our back and shoulders. Let’s see some examples of how shoulders pain can be minimized and understand what the consequence are if we don’t pay attention on to it.

The shoulder blade is a very important part of your body. The reason why the shoulder blade is so important is because it serves as a protection for your shoulders, and also helps in keeping them aligned properly. It also acts as a stabilizer to help keep you upright while you are walking or running. It also provides support to your arm and chest muscles, therefore allowing you to do more activities with ease. Therefore, if there happens to be any pain under your shoulder blade then this could translate into several problems such as instability of the scapula (shoulder blades), which may make it difficult for you to move around freely or even walk at all, muscle strain that can result from poor posture which again will prevent movement and lead to an inability.  

  • Overuse Painting a ceiling, helping a friend move furniture, or participating in a volleyball or basketball league are all examples of activities that can put your upper back and shoulders through more work than they’re used to doing.
  • Lifting objects overhead that are too heavy can strain muscles or sprain ligaments, or potentially injure the shoulder joint or spine, which could refer pain under or near the shoulder blade. So, let’s recap: It is not a good idea to lift something heavier than you can safely lift. You should also avoid lifting something that isn’t as heavy as it looks or feeling around with your hand when the item you are trying to pick up is too heavy. If you find yourself in such a situation, and if your arms feel like they’re going to explode, stop immediately and ask someone else for help.
    The best way to go about picking up items from the ground without injuring yourself is by using the strongest muscles of your back (the posterior deltoids) and spine (the thoracic erectors) and please engage your core to release the pressure off from your spine. 

APPLY ICE AND/OR HEAT 

Yes, applying heat and/or ice can be a good way to relieve pain. But it is important that you follow the instructions on how to apply the treatment properly.  Although Ice and heat can be a good way to relieve back pain. In the past, doctors would recommend that patients who were suffering from back pain should rest for at least one day in bed. The idea was to give yourself time to heal before you get up and start moving around again. Ice and heat are both good ways to relieve back pain. The key is to do the right kind of activity for the right amount of time. If you have a sprain, ice can give you relief. But if it’s a strain or muscle tightness, heat will be more effective. You should not use these treatments without medical supervision.

REST YOUR UPPER BACK FROM ACTIVITY

Your upper back is made up of the scapula and the clavicle. These bones are connected by a series of muscles, tendons and ligaments that allow you to lift your arms overhead, rotate your shoulders forward and backward, twist your elbows inward and outward, as well as move them side-to-side in a smooth manner. If these muscles become overworked or injured from activities like lifting heavy items or excessive bending over to pick things up (like laundry), they can cause pain in your upper back. As long as you don’t bend down too far or do something very strenuous that causes strain on these muscles when you’re standing upright (such as picking up an object while standing), resting them will help lessen any discomfort they may be causing.

IMPROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUE AND POOR POSTURE CAN INCREASE YOUR BACK PAIN

Back Pain

People should focus on proper lifting technique, rather than trying to avoid injury altogether. Build awareness and a better understanding about your limitation and how it can be improved is a better way to go. Pilates can help you navigate through this journey. 

Poor Posture can be a big contribution for back pain or shoulder pain. At the Pilates Carioca Wellness and Training in Victoria, BC frequently, we are receiving clients complain about pain on their shoulders and lower back and at the majority of the time we can minimize their pain with some Private or Semi-Privates Pilates sessions in a personalized way. 

Nowadays we spent many hours on the computer and with cellphone in our hands, and it can cause seriously complication to our body. For example, when a person’s lower back relaxes, and their head leans forward after many hours in front of the technology. A slouched posture is not very good for the body. While this position can look relaxed, it puts all the weight on one shoulder and makes that shoulder tire out more easily. 

  • Hunching your back, tilting your head down, or sitting to one side. while working behind a desk or reading from a cell phone, for example: can weaken your muscles and place pressure on spinal discs, muscles, and ligaments.
  • Prolonged sitting with poor posture may cause your spine to undergo structural changes that eventually cause pain underneath the shoulder blade. Take a break from the computer couple time a long of the day.

Slouching can cause: Your back to be bent forward – this causes pain in the upper back and shoulders. It also puts stress on your lower spine causing you to arch when standing or sitting up straight. Finally, it can cause your neck to round forward which puts stress on the cervical spine. – this causes pain in the upper back and shoulders. It also puts stress on your lower spine causing you to arch when standing or sitting up straight.  This makes it more difficult for you to perform everyday activities such as driving or working at a desk.

In summary tight muscles and poor posture can cause your back to hurt.
Try to use Thera-band or foam-roller for simple stretches for the upper body to help you get rid of that pain in your shoulder blade area. If you still have pain, just write to us and we can help you with more information.

Back Pain

People should focus on proper lifting technique, rather than trying to avoid injury altogether. Build awareness and a better understanding about your limitation and how it can be improved is a better way to go. Pilates can help you navigate through this journey. 

Poor Posture can be a big contribution for back pain or shoulder pain. At the Pilates Carioca Wellness and Training in Victoria, BC frequently, we are receiving clients complain about pain on their shoulders and lower back and at the majority of the time we can minimize their pain with some Private or Semi-Privates Pilates sessions in a personalized way. 

Nowadays we spent many hours on the computer and with cellphone in our hands, and it can cause seriously complication to our body. For example, when a person’s lower back relaxes, and their head leans forward after many hours in front of the technology. A slouched posture is not very good for the body. While this position can look relaxed, it puts all the weight on one shoulder and makes that shoulder tire out more easily. 

  • Hunching your back, tilting your head down, or sitting to one side. while working behind a desk or reading from a cell phone, for example: can weaken your muscles and place pressure on spinal discs, muscles, and ligaments.
  • Prolonged sitting with poor posture may cause your spine to undergo structural changes that eventually cause pain underneath the shoulder blade. Take a break from the computer couple time a long of the day.

Slouching can cause: Your back to be bent forward – this causes pain in the upper back and shoulders. It also puts stress on your lower spine causing you to arch when standing or sitting up straight. Finally, it can cause your neck to round forward which puts stress on the cervical spine. – this causes pain in the upper back and shoulders. It also puts stress on your lower spine causing you to arch when standing or sitting up straight.  This makes it more difficult for you to perform everyday activities such as driving or working at a desk.

In summary tight muscles and poor posture can cause your back to hurt.
Try to use Thera-band or foam-roller for simple stretches for the upper body to help you get rid of that pain in your shoulder blade area. If you still have pain, just write to us and we can help you with more information.

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PILATES IS GREAT FOR SENIORS!

Pilates is great for Seniors
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Pilates is a form of exercise that can be used to mitigate the risk of falls, injury, and increased pain associated with traditional exercise.

It is a great way to develop core strength using your own body weight, and exercises that are based on your current physical abilities rather than what you can and can’t do.

Pilates provides seniors a healthier joints, stronger muscles and improved sense of well-being. It also help seniors maintain their overall health while also building strength and balance.

There are tutorials online and classes available in many communities that encourage adults of all ages to participate in Pilates.

Where a set of exercises that focus on improving coordination, flexibility, and strength are provided for them. These exercises are fun and enjoyable!

MANAGE AND REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS WITH PILATES.

MANAGE AND REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS WITH PILATES.

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A Pilates class is physically and mentally refreshing and rejuvenating. 

Pilates has been shown to be beneficial to our body. It help relieve anxiety, depression, assist insomnia, manage chronic pain, boost mood, lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels.

Just like meditation, Pilates allows you to concentrate your attention on one thing – your body. Which means requiring you to clear your mind from any distractions.

Pilates also works to relieve tension built up in the muscles through gentle stretching and gradual conditioning. When you move stress out of your body, you also help to move it out of your mind.

Just like yoga, Pilates has also been shown to offer stress-busting benefits. Helping you to feel more grounded, balanced and in control. 

Pilates also triggers a chain of chemical responses in the body. In which it releases endorphins, which work to reduce stress and create overall feelings of wellbeing and joy.

PILATES IMPROVES MEMORY AND BRAIN HEALTH

PILATES IMPROVES MEMORY AND BRAIN HEALTH

memory and brain health
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Studies that measured changes in women’s brain activity after 10 weeks of Pilates training found an increase in the brain’s alpha peak power. It is related to neural network activity, memory performance, and other cognitive functions.

From our late 20’s, we start to lose about 1% of the volume of our hippocampus, the portion of the brain responsible for memory and cognitive function. 

Scientists have only recently found that our brains can create new cells, thus slowing down or reversing brain shrinkage. 

Studies have proved that exercise improves the creation of new brain cells as well as protects existing cells. 

Furthermore, mindful movement practices have shown to increase brain functioning. 

Pilates offers a practice that can result in better memory, lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease, better learning and problem solving, a higher IQ and more.

Researchers believe Pilates may even hold potential as a treatment option for people with brain-degenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunctions.

PILATES IMPROVES MEMORY AND BRAIN HEALTH

HAVE A PAIN-FREE BODY WITH PILATES!

Modern-day life is not all that supportive of a pain-free body. 

We all sit for too many hours at our computers, drive instead of walk, spend too much time on our phones, live a more sedentary lifestyle, and consequently, we suffer from body pain and tension.

Pilates is a powerful antidote to these modern day woes! 

Active Senior Pilates with a Pain-free Body
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Pilates focus on the stabilizing core muscles of the torso helps to support the spine and surrounding major muscle groups. This helps to protect the vertebrae, ligaments and discs that can often suffer as a result of repetitive trauma and habitual patterns of movement.

Studies have shown that those with chronic lower back pain who practiced Pilates for just four weeks experienced more relief than those who visited a physician and other specialists.