A badly healed shoulder
could hurt for life!

If you do nothing
40% risk of pain 1 year later*
Up to 87% risk of re-injury**
Up to 66% risk of pain for life***
*Scandinavian J. of Rheumatology. 2004 Mar 1;33(2):73-81.
**J. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2012; 20 (8): 518 DOI:
***Pribicevic M. InPain in Perspective 2012.

 A badly healed shoulder
could hurt for life!

If you do nothing
40% risk of pain 1 year later*
Up to 87% risk of re-injury**
Up to 66% risk of pain for life***
*Scandinavian J. of Rheumatology. 2004 Mar 1;33(2):73-81.
**J. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2012; 20 (8): 518 DOI:
***Pribicevic M. InPain in Perspective 2012.

A badly healed shoulder
could hurt for life!

If you do nothing
40% risk of pain 1 year later*
Up to 87% risk of re-injury**
Up to 66% risk of pain for life***
*Scandinavian J. of Rheumatology. 2004 Mar 1;33(2):73-81.
**J. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2012; 20 (8): 518 DOI:
***Pribicevic M. InPain in Perspective 2012.

Shoulder blade pain is VERY common. Did you know that almost HALF (up to 47%) of adults will experience shoulder pain in their lifetime? While it seems like a huge number of people, when you understand the causes of shoulder pain, it starts to make a lot of sense.

So, as you understand the root causes of shoulder pain, you can protect yourself and start undoing the damage that is causing the pain and lower your risk of injury. Our goal is to show you how your posture can actually lead to shoulder blade pain. And, then we want to help you unglue those positions to get fast relief and keep your shoulder joints protected naturally.

Let’s start with the most basic problem. Almost everyone rounds their shoulders. They do it while looking at their phones and tablets. They do it while sitting at a desk. They do it while reading. They do it while driving a car. We hold this unnatural position for hours a day. It tightens the chest and shoulders, while weakening the back. As the years go by, we start to harden into this unnatural position.

This unnatural postural distortion (you can see it everywhere, just look around you…) creates enormous tension in the shoulders, including the muscles around the shoulder blades. Eventually, one of two things will happen…

  1. The postural distortion pulls the shoulder joint out of whack for a long time and eventually leads to chronic shoulder pain. It will develop slowly, but eventually it will get so bad that you cannot ignore it. And, it will not go away on its own.
  2. You will move (through sports or life) in a range of motion that your tight shoulders and chest/ weak back cannot support and the shoulder will get injured. This will also lead to chronic pain and a classically weak and unstable shoulder joint.

Here’s the point: If you don’t properly rehab the shoulder and fix this basic postural distortion, you are in trouble and heading directly toward shoulder blade pain or some other type of serious shoulder injury.

Understanding this basic postural distortion would go a long way to helping you understand how you must fix this… (hint: it’s not pain relievers, rest and ice) Instead, research has convincingly shown that rehab is the most effective way to heal a shoulder injury and eliminate chronic pain.

Why? A high quality rehab program can help you fix the muscle imbalances and postural distortions that cause shoulder pain and dramatically improve strength, stability and healthy range of motion, which significantly reduces the risk of re-injury. (American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Journal of Athletic Training, etc.)

Once you fix this basic postural distortion and your chest, shoulders and back are in good synergistic balance in terms of flexibility and strength, it will take all the tension off the shoulder joint and the pain will stop. Plus, you will also be protecting your shoulders naturally from re-injury!

One last point that’s super important… we always suggest being patient, since this postural distortion took years (or decades) to develop. It will not go away in 1 week. But, a few weeks of consistent work can do wonders!! So, get started on a high quality shoulder rehab program (you can check out ours below…) and start fixing your shoulder joint to eliminate chronic pain and protect yourself naturally.

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