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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...
Yoga, Backbends, and the Neck... OH MY! by Gordon K. Healthy Living Professional to cause tension in the upper back muscles (rhomboids). The rhomboids act on shoulder blade elevation...
It sounds like you may have a rib out of place.  You may also have a muscle in that area that's irritated - maybe your rhomboids, lat, or intercostal muscles.  A gentle stretch where you reach...
It can be difficult to work out a trigger point by yourself- depending on where it is. For example if the trigger point is in your rhomboid muscle it might be hard to reach because it is between the shoulder...
I would suggest that you get your thoracic spine (your mid back) adjusted by a chiropractor. Also trigger point therapy and muscle massage  in the rhomboid musculature should alleviate the pain
but your rhomboids and thoracic paraspinals elongate or stretch so you can stress them too.  Also if you are curling...
What is the Burning Sensation between My Shoulder Blades? by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook is probably the rhomboid muscles being tight and in spasm. The Rhomboid muscles sit between your spine and scapula. The rhomboid muscles attach from C7 to T5 vertebrae to the medial border of the scapula...
Serratus Posterior Superior – Third layer down, relieves arm numbness by Paul B. Healthy Living Professional in the Serratus Posterior Superior muscle, which lies deep to the Rhomboids – the third layer of muscle tissue down, beneath the Trapezius and the Rhomboids.  The muscle originates on the spinous processes...
Upper Back Training Secret by Jimmy S. Healthy Living Professional already. The second is that the rhomboids and levator scapulae muscles are often over dominant and restrict upward... trap correctly. Basically the shoulder shrug becomes a rhomboid and levator exercise. Ensuring...
Upper Back Training Secret I hav... by Jimmy S. Healthy Living Professional is that the rhomboids and levator scapulae muscles are often over dominant and restrict upward rotation of the scapula... the shoulder shrug becomes a rhomboid and levator exercise. Ensuring that the proper muscles are firing...

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