Have you noticed someone’s shoulder blades(scapula) travelling towards each other while performing a press up? Or maybe you felt that the skin of your back is getting pinched when you lower yourself in a press up. Perhaps you are constantly in a state of poor posture at work and searching for exercises to bring your spine back to normal. You would be surprised to know how many people suffer from muscle imbalance.
In every moment our brain is invaded with loads of information that requires time for processing and in order to be efficient, our brains uses automatic movement patters (like locking the door when you leave home or turning the car engine on) to perform different tasks. When we have to do a new movement, we analyse every aspect of it which make us to be slow in an non-efficient way because we can’t talk about the reflexes yet but reactions.
Shoulder pain is an extremely common issue, and there are many common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.
Muscle imbalances can be characterized by either side-to-side (right versus left) or front-to-back (agonist versus antagonist) differences in muscle length or strength. Most musculoskeletal pain syndromes are caused by front-to-back differences, or imbalances of muscles surrounding joints, rather than side-to-side differences.
Have you ever felt sore after starting a new activity or pushing yourself harder than usual during a workout? You might think of the aches you feel after exercising as “good pain” – a virtuous reminder that you’re working hard to keep your body in shape