Simple Remedies for Twitching Shoulder Blade

(Last Updated On: August 29, 2017)

When muscles contract, or tighten up, involuntarily, it is known as a muscle twitch or spasm. In other words, you are not the one controlling the movement in your muscles. Muscles twitches can occur for a variety of reasons, such as stress, consuming too much caffeine, poor diet, wrong type of exercise, or as a negative effect of medication.

Muscles in the shoulder, calf muscle, eyelid or thumb commonly contract without your volition. These kind of muscle twitches usually recede on their own and are often related to anxiety or stress. However, if the twitching persists, you should definitely go to a doctor as it could be a sign of some other underlying nerve problem.

Fortunately, shoulder blade spasms can be easily treated. Here are some simple remedies anyone can follow:

1. Stop doing what’s hurting you

If you are doing any sort of physical activity when your spasms start, stop whatever it is that you are doing. Spasms can happen anytime, during exercise or even when you are going about your daily chores. So, if spasms happen, stop your activity and try to rest. Although spasms are painful, there are usually no continuing concerns. Try rubbing or massaging your shoulder blade muscles. This will relax your muscle and increase blood circulation.

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Dr.Rajprabha Patra practiced as a Dental Surgeon for 5 years before making a switch into the business domain with an MBA from ISB. As the Product Manager for Counselling Services at Portea, she aims to make a difference in the way mental health is perceived in India.


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