To end our series, after showing you exercises to release tight trap muscles and alleviating “text neck”, we show you how to correctly strengthen your back muscles to help prevent overactive trap muscles and a forward neck posture.
Usually trap or shoulder pain can be relieved by rest, ice, stretching, massage, or taping and muscle therapy. However, speak to your doctor or physical therapist if you experience severe pain or pain lasting more than a week, an inability to move the shoulder or neck, signs of infection, such as skin redness and fever, […]
Previously in the Trap Therapy Series, we’ve shown ways to release upper trap tension. This week, we demonstrate an exercise to strengthen the posterior (back) muscles of the neck to help alleviate pain due to lengthened and weak “text neck”!
Over-tight or over-used upper trapezius muscles may need more than an occasional stretch or massage. Therapies to help release chronic tension include dry needling, ice & heat therapy, kinesiology tape applications, or the addition of NSAIDs. Contact a Specht physical therapist for help if your upper trap or shoulder pain is not relieved by stretching […]