My left shoulder is more rounded than right. Go figure :-) Thank you very much in advance! I went to the chiropractor and they said I had a reversed curve on my neck due to bad posture thoroughout the years, but my disc still look healthy. If you can’t sleep on your back, you will need to make sure that your neck and upper arm are well supported with pillows. I have rounded shoulders, the forward neck problema and lordosis (no need for surgery and I can hide it if I stand up straight but definitely I have this problems). It is a burning pain that is immediately relieved by sitting or bending over. Please guide me about this and how to solve this problem permanently. I’m going to try the exercises you recommend to fix rounded shoulders, forward head posture, and thoracic kyphosis. Hi Mark, I am Anshuman. I’ve worked at my computer too many hours a day for years. I’m a 53 y/o man, and I’ve managed to stay thin and athletically active. Just get them done ! Aim to FEEL the muscles contract at the base of the scapula. Soon though! I don’t trust all Dr’s is this something as bad as is sounds and can i do some of your exercise to fix this? When you say your keeping your shoulder down, do you mean your actively trying to pull them downwards? thoracic hyperkyphosis (hunchback posture), 12 ways to stretch your quadratus lumborum. Wow! Check out this post. To help with your neck problem, check out this post here! What excercise would help to allievate my pain which results in lots of lost sleep . This seems to be working extremely well! (It should be up by next week.). I am getting my @&& kicked by pain so much that I slump, tilt and generally do everything that makes it worse but I have confidence that by Christmas I will feel better thanks to you. You are correct when it is likely weak abdominal muscles that is probably causing your sternum to rise (aka rib flare). We’re all at risk of developing Upper Crossed Syndrome which is one of the main causes of chronic neck tension and pain. Hi mark,i have problem with my back.i had brace when i was 17 and i use it for a year,but nothing changes. I was wondering how should balance the rounded shoulder fixing & muscle training? My second is how hard is this injury to get rid of off… I’ve heard horror stories of it taking years…or months and months, if that’s so I will probs just go back to the gym pain or no pain aha! The massage ball release should help reduce the tension in these muscles. To improve my forward neck posture I have seen many suggestions that chin tucks are a good exercise, also by placing a tennis ball under my chin to keep tension. I ice it, take Advil, and have even worn a sling. If your side sleeping is significantly contributing to your rounded shoulders, I would encourage you to sleep on your back. Do both scenarios have to occur or if at least one occurs does that mean you have rounded shoulders? Should I just focus on the releases for now until I make some progress lossening that large muscle? Make sure that you do strengthening exercises for your back, the … Thoughts? If I did these everyday, how long would it take to begin seeing some solid results? If you are getting symptoms in your head, then I would start with your forward head posture. This is the most comprehensive guide to correcting rounded shoulders that I’ve been able to find, thanks so much for putting it together! Thanks Mark for responding. Basically, everyone is sitting down a lot. Hello Mark, I’ve had terrible muscle spasms in my neck but, with PT, I do have relief. The spikey and smooth balls do essentially the same thing. Once you correct this imbalance, the shoulders should sit nicely without conscious effort 100% of the time. Reach and stretch out your hands as far to opposite sides as possible. I understand that I can still continue with the rest of the session after the massage-release part even though the tenderness pesrsists. You can always use the unsubscribe link included in the newsletter. Honestly – one lacrosse massage ball will do :). However, my upper vertebrae (C-4- C7?) hey mark, amazing article! Lift as heavy as you can with good technique and posture. Thanks. Lastly about the strengthening exercises whats the most days you would recommend me doing these a week? After having done only one session I’ve noticed immediate improvement in both posture and in the reduction of neck and trap tension. using the mouse with right hand can make the right shoulder go forwards). I think I have rounded shoulders and I tried out that thing to “quickly re-set the position of your shoulders.” I didn’t even hold it for so long and the veins on my right arm started to pop out a lot and I could feel it. By clicking "Subscribe now", you agree for your e-mail address to receive information about the activities of Posture Direct. Overall, it looks and feels like my clavicle heads do not align directly below my neck. Another thing you could do is strengthen your muscles underneath your foot. I have been so conscious about my rounded shoulders and have been trying your stretches, i find myself forcing my shoulder blades back and together which is causing me to feel tired from my back, should i just relax or should i always try to push my shoulders back? For more information: Medical disclaimer. My shoulder blades barely move together when trying to get the retraction/posterior tilt. I suffer from winged scapula (due to inhibited rhomboids, lower/mid trap and serratus anterior, not nerve damage). Is it OK to supplement these exercise with a normal push/pull workout routine on the other days of the week? I knew my posture was out but did not realise my shoulders were the main cause. Are you referring to the AC joint separation? (eg. I saw a photo of myself recently from the side and was shocked how poor my posture looked and the impact this had on my body shape. Do as much as the body will comfortably allow you to. Breast reduction may help reduce this front weight, however, getting stronger postural muscles that can handle the weight is a better way of tackling this issue. The right bicep feels far tighter and has more pain. If you have tried all of these exercises for the shoulder with limited success, I would encourage you to have a look at what your torso and pelvis is doing. It could be! Same thing… Don’t shrug your shoulders. Currently, my chief complaint is rounded shoulders, and the inability to perform activities that use to be so easy for me (throwing punches, basketball, throwing a baseball, etc). You can most definitely do other exercises in conjunction with these exercises. 2. Use your body weight to sink into the stretch. This is the most complete routine I have found to fix the rounded shoulders however I believe it would be too long to do fully for most people. I would also like to thank you for this amazing article! Dumbbell upper body work is fine. Hi Mark – thanks for the exercises! This is interesting as I have exactly the same issue! If it worked for the left, it should also work for the right. I’m 16 and I’m not sure if my shoulders are properly rounded but I know they’re constantly slouched and I always forget to push them into the right position. Hopefully there’s at least something that you could help me with. I find myself in very simmilar case, I wonder where should i start. When your head is traveling forward, your body needs to adjust its center of gravity by tilting the pelvis anteriorly. If you are unable to get the desired stretch due to surgical pain, I would rely more so on the massage ball releases. A loss of lordosis (curve) of the cervical spine accompanies a forward head posture. My question is, I was recently found (CT arthrogram w/Contrast) to have a labrum tear: “Labrum: There is a tear identified across the entirety of the posterior labrum. Seems like the weight of my body is projecting onto the balls of my feet and away from the heel entirely. Any suggestions? While doing this, I feel a very strong feeling on my spine on my neck, likely from C7. Thank you for this article Mark. That would be motivating to know. I couldn’t bear to do them and I gave up. Make sure you don’t have down sloping shoulders. The white tape = Fixomull tape (For sensitive skin). I like doing the sleeper stretch to increase internal rotation of the shoulder joint. Do I pick a few exercises to do each time or do I do all of the ones on this page? You can do the exercises every day if the body can tolerate it. Though I’ve always been a walker, the extra time spent writing a book the last year has taken a toll. Everyday, Every other day, as much as you can! Do you have any advice for someone with uneven shoulders? If it was due to improper technique on bench, I would focus on releasing the pec major, pec minor, subclavius and maybe even lats in particular. Does this seem safe? I also get trap pain on my right side throughout the day. Place both hands (with elbows forward) on the sides of your head. If you can’t feel the muscles at the back of your shoulder blades region, you might need to explore different exercises. Love to jump on the trampoline, play foot ball, run, dance….ect. (Some minor pain and quite uncomfortable feeling in the articulation of my shoulders, as if they could dislocate)…Same discomfort with an external shoulder rotation with my arm held horizontally. I find I am taken medication almost everyday to keep everything at bay. If you are struggling with rolled shoulders, you will be pleased to learn that you can correct and prevent the condition. Thanks so much, Mark for your answer! Absolutely looking forward to doing them again. But hard on my body) I’ve experienced a total wreckage of my posture and such an increase in pain… mostly back but neck and knees, too. I was wondering, do you know if the rounded shoulders and bad posture can also cause TMJ and jaw pain? Try not to rely on the pain killers as they are only masking the pain without addressing the route cause of your problems. Upper trapezius stretch. Here are some links to some awesome exercises for your neck: Forward head posture correction Neck exercises. What workout with weights would you suggest that I do and what cardio would be best for my back? How long will it take? Hello Mark, Please help me figure this out. A trainer at my local gym said that i should just add more mass to it. You need to make sure that your maintain as neutral posture as possible in all exercises. Any thoughts on how to deal with the unevenness? I love chiropractors! Thank you, Mark, for sharing these helpful exercises. 4. If you have done every exercise you can think of for the shoulder, the next area would be the torso. You can do exercises with him: How to fix flat feet. Hi Mark- is it necessary to do these exercises in order as you have them listed, and all at the same time? Your other guides on rib flare and rotated pelvis have helped me a lot! You may need to concentrate on this particular movement if you are tilted anteriorly (commonly due to the pec minor tightness.). (just make sure you keep strengthening exercises in there!). Otherwise – you might need to start at a frequency of 2-3 a week and see how the body responds to the exercises From here – you can increase the frequency as appropriate. For many years I used to do lots of preacher and concentration curls, which haven’t helped. What do you think is wrong and how to fix it? Hey Mark I’ve been reading about the rib flare and hunched shoulders. Thank you for your article. As your shoulder sits on your torso, ff your torso is asymetrical, then your shoulders will likely be asymetrical as well. I was told my right shoulder is rotated forward..Went to PT 3x already. Looks like your site is wordpress/php. Hi Mark, I am a little confused about the role the Serratus Anterior plays in the faulty rounded forward shoulder posture. Check it out: How to fix a Winged scapula. I have read that you can roll up a towel, put it between the shoulder blades and lay on it at night so that gravity helps your shoulders go back, is this true? I go to vigorous yoga 3-4 times a week to try to strengthen my upper back. You can focus on one of these to begin with. In this case- give them a good stretch. Fix Knee Pain- Anterior Pelvic Tilt. I wish I saw this years ago. Aim to feel a stretch on the side of your torso. Also while working on round shoulders,I felt stretch mostly in left shoulder and mostly pain in right shoulder. I don’t know if it was the right diagnosis because i had no MRI done, so the doctor just assumed. remain in contact with the wall at all times. I am so glad I found this page! I am starting weight training next week and will utilize a lot of the exercises you presented, but I was hoping you might have a suggestion for sleeping. We haven’t done stretching, just strengthening exercises. Thanks for the help! Knees going inwards is called knee valgus. also, when i do wall angels, i cannot get my wrists or forearms to touch the wall, my hands are ‘bent back’ in order to touch the wall with my fingers. The way I see it is that a tight posterior capsule will: 1. It is hard to answer this without assessing you. Hi Mark, Can you please let me know what size massage ball you are using in the chest release picture you have posted and where I can purchase one? Can my rounded left shoulder be related to my left upper trapezius inability to contract? The exercises that were working for me relied on using both sides to pull on each other and I can’t get the same tension now due to imbalance. It feels like tension in the front of the shoulder and pain in the rear. hello sir make a video channel youtbe and strip for science and explain us how to do posterior time backward tilt etc and now to engage serratus anterior and lower traps etc….. Do you have any suggestions on how this could be accomplished either at home or with gym equipment or do you expect that continuing with the current program will provide results eventually? (The hard part is getting him to do the exercises :P ). Hello, thanks for all the good info. It may just appeal to some of my clients more than me trying to get the message home! All of those exercises mentioned there are specifically designed to address your upper back curve. Any help would be appreciated as it is something I do worry about Thanks! Or any recommendations on figuring out how to sleep on ones back? Super informative – I’ve noticed my shoulders have rounding recently so I’ll definitely be using these exercises. This is a great article. I can’t speak spanish (I think that’s what language that is) but Google translate has been helpful. I was diagnosed with rounded shoulders by my physiotherapist and have been doing exercises and been focusing keeping my shoulder blades down and back throughout the day. The lateral side stretch and the front shoulder stretch cannot be maintained for the specified time because of weakness in muscles needed in supporting the stretch. You can then focus on those specific ones. Just amazing. This in turn can lead to your supraspinatus impingement. I just read your article on forward shoulders. My posture is junk and will be implementing some of your suggestions above, anything else you may offer for rehab work? I went to physiotherapy where the doctor after the physical check-up, found that I had rounded shoulder problem. Doing these also gave me awareness on how to carry myself more correctly. Without allowing the shoulder blade to tip forwards, bring your arm as far  backwards as possible. I used to fall into the trap of over doing chest (…and biceps !) Everyone has to start somewhere. This will encourage the foot/toe muscles to strengthen which in turn may help with the flat feet. I went through probably 6 months of physical therapy, lots of strengthening and stretching of my upper trap. Recently I have started to have quite a lot of pain in my neck and upper back – exactly where indicated on the ‘common painful regions’ picture. (ie. I know I need to fix multiple things/imbalances. What happens if you have rounded shoulders when you sit down but not when you lay on your back? He also suffered migraines for years from the forward neck and tilt of his neck. Would be grateful.if you could guide me here. Thank you! When hitting bodybuilding poses, its obvious, based on looks, I have some sort of impingement and posture issues going on on my right site. You can do this exercise without weights as well. Eg. i guess my point is is okay at all to do further workout after these exercises? … Because of my compensations my physical therapist for a year never noticed this but worked on other superficial tightness that was the result of my twisting and lack of thoracic mobility. Thank you in advance! I have a hard time contracting my stomach correctly throughout the day. just 2 things. Assume a push up position against a door frame. The front side of my right shoulder hurts when I get in the upper position of a scapula pull. Thank you, Paul. Certified Strength Coach | NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist & Founder, The Mind-Body Healing Program (Special Offer), How To Sleep With Piriformis Syndrome And Sciatica (Best Sleeping Positions! Thank you, Jenn. The post is really comprehensive. I’v had the problem for months now and it was being masked by a bout of bursitis which might also be related. If it starts to get worse with stress, increase heart rate, cardiovascular training etc, I would definitely go back to the doctor to get re-assessed. My right shoulder blade is bulger My right pec is shorten And my right shoulder is internally rotated and same right side my external oblique is more noticeable than the left…please sir mark help me fix this though I have been posting but u haven’t replied for long nw. (see section 11). The pain is difficult to pin point but seems to radiate from the rear deltoid. I will commit to doing your shoulder routine 2-3 times a week, and will make sure to send an appropriate donation your way when/if the issue resolves ^_^. What exercises could help me get my scapula back into the correct position? Hey Mark! You’re my posture go to. I love how clear you make your content, it is awesome! Now if I try to turn my neck sideways I feel like something is pulling between my neck and shoulder. If you are comfortable and it doesn’t make it worse, you can sleep on the right side. Do I need to take anything extra into account when correct my APT in terms of what I have explained has caused it? If I succeed in fully releasing and stretching the pec minor, the neck pain can be completely gone. Thank you. My pecs on this side are also smaller and more saggy. Furthermore, could you give me some advice on winged scapula, and strengthening the lower and mid trapezius? I have pain around my scapular reigon too. If that doesn’t help, you can try either reducing the weight or use single arm biceps curls. There are several muscles that run between the shoulder and elbow. Q3. Yesterday I searched on the Internet about shoulder mobility. I would recommend trying all of them first, and over time, see which exercises your body responds to the most. How should I continue my gym workouts ? A thoracic hyperkyphosis can orientate the shoulders in the forwards position. This needs to be result #1 when anything related to “anterior capsule” is searched. Whereas others have to release tight structures and strengthen weak muscles FIRST, which can take weeks to months. Your foot pain sounds like it may be arising from the Anterior Pelvic tilt. Stretch your chest muscles 3. Thanks! Doing some exercises are better than doing nothing at all! I have rounded shoulders and forward head posture. My question is what do I do if one (my right)shoulder is wayyy more rounded and forward than the other? My sister is one :). I realize this is probably a tough question but if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them. I have spent 4 hours working through it. My 9 year old son who is very active and skinny as a rail. Every exercise I’ve been doing FOR YEARS, has been wrong. Thanks! Or 3-4 times a week (skipping a day). I notice that when I perform chest stretches on a foam roller my mid delts tend to get sore. Your elbows should start to bend. The exercises in the post should help with that. Mark please reply I cry everyday for my father. Could my right side be weaker because that shoulder is more rolled forward than my left? I have rounded shoulders and forward head posture. I have not assessed your personally so I can’t really answer. I’ve had rounded shoulders as well as forward neck postur, dowagers hump it seems throughout my wholelife and even my dad has it. Which condition or conditions do you feel should be worked on first? Looks like two plain and two spiky – do they come in different sizes? However… once you fall asleep, you can’t really stop yourself from moving into a different position. It is fine to continue with chest work providing that you are doing it with the proper posture. Please excuse me if you have already answered this question, there are a lot of posts to sort through. I Just have found a pain in my shoulder for one month. My right shoulder is totally rounded as you’ve shown in the photograph on the blog. If this helped with other areas of your body, then it may be due to an anterior pelvic tilt. It’s more uncomfort than pain. And how do we assess the progress/success we are having with each? Try to maintain as good posture throughout the day, take frequent breaks and continue your exercises. I red somewhere on the Internet that biceps are connected to the scapula! Is it likely that tingling under the shoulder blade is related to having rounded shoulders? How necessary are the releases? On bad days it almost felt like the humerus was ready to come out of the shoulder joint and burst out of the anterior delt (not really but that was just the sensation). Hi. The rounded shoulder exercises will help out heaps, but also feel free to have a look at this post below: How to fix shoulder impingement. But I was addicted to video games at one point, resulting in rounded shoulders and that didn’t allow me to do well during taekwondo and other sports. Push ups are good for posture IF you maintain neutral spine/shoulder/head whilst performing. Where can I find the article for that? – Low row – High row – Face pulls – Over head shoulder extensions with cable machine – Bent over raises for rear deltoids – Dead lift. Your fix is to strengthen the correct muscles to fix the problem, but I am curious about your thoughts about a neoprene material back brace that straightens the spine and pulls the shoulders back. And if I sit for longer periods my back hurts very much. I was wondering, is there a particular kind or brand of massage balls you could suggest. He is 9 with a short attention span. If you can not feel any stretch, you may not be tight in this particular position (which is a good thing). Now I have your page booked for exercise/stretching referencing. Legs straight without flexing the knees. If you have neck pain, a good place to start would be addressing your Forward Head Posture. Another question, will push ups help? However – you might need to do focus on stretching/releases more in the beginning to help make your strengthening exercises more effective. What about wreit ribcage is tight inside than left with write shoulder impingement with APT due to long sit with long use smartphone with write. You can do both exercises for sway back posture and rounded shoulders at the same time :) They do not conflict. If your muscles are not tight, then you do not need to release the muscles. Make sure you place firm downward pressure when applying the tape. I usually find Shoulder Impingement a result of a combination of poor posture, weak/tight/inhibited muscles and poor movement strategies. In rounded shoulders where the scapula is protracted, it is common to find the serratus in a shortened position. i have seen in the internet that khyposis cant change in old but rounded shoulder can cure,is it right? I am older and have always had rounded shoulders, left is worst, and forward head posture. I have rounded shoulders and they aren’t very severe. Thanks! I am working towards all the steps you mentioned. Hey, Mark. If you feel like you’ve done many exercises for the shoulder and still having issues, I would encourage you to have a look at your pelvis. Repetitive movements can be sports-related (such as spending hours training for a specific sport like rowing), or work-related. Don’t let go of that stability! Thank you! Also do you have any info on the clicking and popping – is this part of the transition and would you expect this ease as my shoulders start to move in to the correct position? Hi Mark, Would say doing this exercise together with the scapular winging exercises affect improvement in rounded shoulder and scapular winging? I would very much appreciate your insight Mark and you’re doing great work. Best regards, Anthony. And finish up with strengthening external rotation at end range in the side lie position. If this is the case, you can skip this exercise and move onto the next one. This article will teach you important ways on how to fix rounded shoulders. Have you had any scans to rule out any disc issues? I also tried massage I went about 20 times but she said my back is like concrete and she can’t get the muscles to relax at all, please help. Thank you! To determine what makes your muscle tight, you will have to look at what activities you do on a regular basis (eg. Thanks. Do you have full movement in your shoulder joint? I don’t have any massage balls that I can use but I have been trying to use tennis balls instead but I don’t think they are working as much as I would hope, so if the releases are not done properly would that mean I don’t get the results? HI MARK! The left scapula is also in a different position than the other scapula. Most people start moving differently after experiencing an acute injury. You shouldn’t get any soreness in the middle deltoids when doing the chest stretch unless you are experiencing some shoulder impingement. Do you have some modifications that may allow me to stretch/engage the needed muscles without aggravating the bicep, or the shoulder overall? At first I used to get an annoying feeling in the upper back that i could not pinpoint to a specific region and it would stay throughout the day. I would also point out that a Forward head posture would be another major factor that may contribute to your jaw pain. And why will no one do anything for a damaged long thoracic nerve? :), In a nutshell, I had a: – pelvis that was rotating to the Right side – side tilted to the right at the lower back region – left translated and right rotated rib cage in relation to the centre of gravity – forward and hitched left shoulder. ps. If it is purely your shoulders, is it weakness or tightness or combination of both? It sounds like you are motivated to fix your posture.. And that’s awesome! First of all, thank you for this. IF SO, WHICH ONE YOU RECCOMEND? I have had various problem with the left side of my neck / right hip and only now do I see a lot of these problems come from my rounded shoulders. I do alot of lifting at work and always thought I was to bulky in the shoulder area. -Alan. Will it be possible to make it correct?. I think I’ll just stick to that. Thank u for the great website! 4. So if my left shoulder is elevated does that mean it’s droopy aswel? Thanks! If it is painful, feel free to leave it for now. I’m especially interested in the Reverse Flys and the External Rotator Cuff exercises. If you are still growing, bad posture generally gets worse! If the scapula is sitting in a total different position as compared to the other side, this might explain some of your issues. Over time – you will start to get a sense of which exact exercises are benefiting you the most. For lower traps, I personally like to do scapula depression/retractions whilst on the lat pull down machine. However, if I try to contract my upper trapezius (arms down), I can contract the right side, but can’t do the same with the left! As your muscles are probably still tight, it is going to be very uncomfortable (and require a lot of effort) to keep them back and down. 4 years ago I had an injury during a funride at my lower left part of scapula of the right shoulder. Always carrying a backpack on the same shoulder (I’m guilty of this too!). It looks to me that is an external rotation exercise, am I doing it wrong? I am just curious to know if I perform these exercises then can I overcome the imbalance.Please help me out…. I do a lot of weightlifting exercises and am now noticing that I have rounded shoulders as a result of foolishly prioritising chest exercises and neglecting back exercises. Rounded shoulders can be one factor that may be leading to TMJ issues. I’ve done many of these crossover stretches/exercises recommended for rounded shoulders via correcting pelvic tilt daily to the point that I’m very limber now. I have been walking while trying to correct apt and forward head. You can get a similar effect by doing a slow lowering of a push up, but it may not be enough load. Is this normal or is there something I’m missing. Place your arms in the ‘W’ starting position. (Note: If you are not familiar with where the following muscles are located, it will be a good idea to Google them!). Very comprehensive and accessible without kit or a degree in Yoga :). Thanks for your advice! and then these ‘ants’ come crawling along the length of my right arm below the elbow to thumb ,index and middle finger tips 2.feeling stiffness in neck and dull pain in right shoulder at the end of the day or after long travel 3. Hi Mark, I just came across your blog and am feeling a little more hopeful that I, myself, can fix my problems. Thank you for such great and informative content. hey, i want to keep fix all my problems in one routine of 30 minutes a day max or preferably 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day. He looks and feels great now. It does sound like your upper back is locked into flexion (Kyphosis). Thanks for your great articles and guides. Hi Mark, Andrew here, I wrote you a message on Messenger! Thanks a lot and that has contributed towel under the guys elbow in one 30 min massage!! Your wonderful site filled with clear info, illustrations and most of my suggestions... 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