19 Comments

  1. Nathan

    For the past few years now, I’ve been getting muscle knots in my upper back, between my right shoulder blade and my spine. The thing is, I had a knot that stayed for about 5 months which I treated by getting it injected with cortisone. That kept it away for some time, 10 months actually, until it came back last week.

    I’m a swimmer so I’m not sure exactly what the cause of this is. Any advice on how to get rid of this would be much appreciated.

    • Thabo

      Hi Nathan,

      You might consider getting a massage tool to help work those knots out. You can have a couple of massage therapy sessions with a professional massager, but it might get expensive. You can also try the tennis ball therapy. Find a wall. Place three tennis balls between your back and wall. Roll over the knots. When you find an especially painful area, lean into it hard and hold for a while. If all fails, then go and see a doctor. The cause of the pain may be something very serious.

  2. Nathan

    For the past few years now, I’ve been getting muscle knots in my upper back, between my right shoulder blade and my spine. The thing is, I had a knot that stayed for about 5 months which I treated by getting it injected with cortisone. That kept it away for some time, 10 months actually, until it came back last week.
    I’m a swimmer so I’m not sure exactly what the cause of this is.

    Any advice on how to get rid of this would be much appreciated.

  3. Mary

    Very nice article. I really like the tennis ball tip to do a self massage. I tend to have a lot of knots along my shoulder blades. Thanks!

    • Hi Mary,

      If you have knots along your shoulder blades using a tennis ball to do a self massage can be an effective way to get pain relief without spending lots of money. I’m glad you found the tip helpful.

  4. Jessica

    Thank you. I appreciate the article. I’ve gone to several dr’s wondering what is wrong with me. I started getting lumps in my head and with visiting several dr’s and gathering everyones information. I noticed that the knots or muscle spams from workig out. Not realizing that they could come back at any time. Which they have I’ve been dealing with this issue for 8 months already. Hopefully changing diet and messaging the knots will improve my spams/knots.

    • Hello Jessica,

      As you said, changing your diet and messaging the knots will improve your spams/knots. However, make sure that you coordinate everything with your doctor.

  5. Kerry

    Thank you so much for this article! I often have muscle knots, which are excruciating, and make me miserable. What a great and super easy solution! Thanks again.

    • Hi Kerry,

      I really admire people such as yourself who keep going despite the challenges of daily pain. I am happy to provide any help that will make things easier. Good luck, and you are very welcome.

    • Hi Renee,

      You made my day! I am so glad to hear that the information in my post has actually made a “big difference” for you. It is, after all, my goal to give value and real help to my readers.

    • Hi Cinda,

      I am glad that you liked the post and found the video useful.

      I am a big fan of using a well produced video to enhance the understanding of a post. It’s especially helpful, I think, if your post includes instructions. The video makes it easier for people to put into practice any suggestion you come up with.

  6. Shanno

    Where can I find a body works ball like the one in the video which looks like a ball mounted on tubing with handles? For the knots in my upper back! Thank you

    • Hello Shanno,

      If you don’t find it on Amazon, you can try your luck at any Sporting Goods store. You can also such for individual vendors on line that deal with health and fitness. I hope this helps.

  7. Sue

    This video is extremely helpful, thanks. As a personal trainer, I do most of these with clients and I plan on sharing your video with them so that they have these tools at their fingertips. Great explanations and reminders of how profoundly our posture affects our quality of life.

  8. Hello Thabo,

    I am working many hours at the computer and I’m experiencing some back pain just below my neck, as described in the video. I definitively want to pay more attention to my posture from now on. Your advice is of great value and the video is really helpful. Watching the exercises makes it easier to learn how to perform them correctly.

    Thank you for this post, very much appreciated.

    Pernilla

    • Hello Pernilla,
      I am also guilty of spending too many hours sitting at the computer. I have found out that paying attention to my posture has goes a long way in preventing back pain. I’m glad that this post helped you with back pain. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

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