Shoulder Pain: The Winging Scapula
Winging scapula (shoulder blades) refers to the scapula lifting away from the rib cage with certain arm movements. It indicates a weakness of serratus anterior, lower trapezius and rhomboid muscles.
It is very common to see winging scapulas in patients with shoulder complaints such as impingement and thoracic pain; and therefore treatment regimes ought to consider correcting the winging.
Below are some useful exercises to strengthen the muscles mentioned.
Serratus Anterior Activation
Lower Trapezius Strengthening
It may be advisable to consult the advice of your GP or physiotherapist before commencing these exercises.
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