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How can the trapezius-strengthening exercise ease shoulder pain?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
The trapezius-strengthening exercise targets key muscles that help move and stabilize the scapula (shoulder blade) as the arm moves. Most people with shoulder pain have weak scapular rotators and stabilizers, which this strengthening exercise helps correct.
Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain: Self-treatment for rotator cuff strain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and other diagnoses.

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Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain: Self-treatment for rotator cuff strain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and other diagnoses.

The shoulders are a floating system on the trunk, held in place and moved by muscular control. The foundation of shoulder movement is the shoulder blade which has precise resting and moving...

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