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what will help[ heal a rhomboid muscle strain

Posted by gail mize

I am not certain how this happened because when I went to bed I was fine and when I awoke the following morning I was in severe pain.  My doctor said that I had strained my rhomboid muscle.
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Dear Gail, Ice therapy will help to decrease the pain in the rhomboids. Trigger point therapy will also be useful. I know it is hard to reach back to your rhomboid muscles, but if you use a device such as the BackNobber or the Theracane- you can work out the trigger points yourself at home, using as much pressure as you need to.

Gail, it might also be a good idea to see a chiropractor because you may also have a misalignment in your thoracic spine (midback area). They can also do therapy in the office such as ultrasound with heat/ice.

Finally, you may also want to do a rhomboid stretch. In the beginning you maybe in a lot of pain, so start very slowly. Only do the stretch to the point of feeling a stretch, not to the point of pain. Stand in front of a door frame or a pole. Lift your arms in front of you to 90 degrees, grabbing onto the door or pole. Now lean back, letting the pull of your body weight stretch out your rhomboid muscle.

Anyways, I hope this helps you out, and wish you a speedy recovery- NJ

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