Post by bkkdaytrader on Mar 14, 2014 22:11:59 GMT -6
I play badminton and softball and have developed a neck and shoulder tightness thing.
at badminton after about 3-4 games the upper left shoulder starts to to tighten up-including lower neck muscles. If I continue playing it will spread to the right side. It doesnt hurt but it is uncomfortable. Now it has started appearing even after a little slow pitch softball. Working on the pc several hours per day also seems to contribute to those symptoms. Now it is in a constant state of tightness.
I am 55 years old--play badminton right handed--and I push it competitively.
Any ideas of what I can do to get rid of this? Massage does help--applying counterpain before playing also seems to lesson the symptoms but its still there.
bkkdaytrader: It is possible that your shoulder tightness is from daily work, using PC. It is said that if we bring head forward, 42lb force is loaded on shoulder. Additionally, you play sports, though your body may be unbalanced, due to play softball and badminton.
I suggest you see bodyworkers (such as pilates, yoga, myofascial work, so on) to check your body. Or see personal trainer to prescribe exercise for you.
Post by robinwilliams on Mar 19, 2014 5:31:31 GMT -6
You could perform following exercises to get rid of the tightness. 1. Sit on a chair with your arms hanging by your sides. Shrug your shoulders up as far as you can and hold it there for five seconds. Than bring your hands down and repeat this for 3-4 times. 2. Turn your head to the right as far as you can and hold for five seconds. Than, turn your head to the left as far as you can and hold for five seconds. Slowly bring it to the initial position.
Try these two exercises and then let me know how you feel.