How do you stretch your levator scapulae?
Also asked, how do you treat a tight levator scapulae?
Sit up straight with both hands at the sides. Raise the right arm forwards and reach over the back with the hand grasping the right shoulder blade and applying downward pressure. (This step rotates the shoulder blade downward, which helps lengthen the levator scapulae muscle even more before it is stretched.
Furthermore, why is my levator scapulae tight?
Sitting for a long stretch of time with poor posture puts a lot of stress and pressure on the various muscles in the neck and back, including the levator scapulae muscle. Over time, this constant stress and pressure can irritate the levator scapulae, inflaming it and causing it to become sore.
Relieving the Pain Under Your Shoulder Blade
- Rest your upper back from activity. If your pain worsens when you do certain movements or physical activities, such as household chores or exercise, rest for a day or two.
- Apply ice and/or heat.
- Take over-the-counter (OTC) medication.
- Massage it out.
- Visit a health care provider.