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Pain by the shoulder blade is most commonly due to a spinal or rib misallignment at that level, a muscular problem in that area, or a combination of both. A chiropractor is the answer to either problem.

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Before seeing a chiropractor, you can try a couple home remedies to determine if the pain is related to knots formed in the muscles, including,

applying heating pad, or gels such as Icy Hot, Ben gay.

Manually feeling for knots, helps to have a friend.

stretching the area gently. Note you do not need aggressive stretching to get relief.

Use a tennis ball to give yourself a self-massage.


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