Shoulder pain is commonly associated with tissue length restrictions. A common culprit is the Latissimus dorsi muscle. When shortened, the Lat causes the shoulder girdle to be in a poor position. Specifically, the Lat forces the head of the humerus into a internally rotated position. This poor position can predispose the shoulder to:
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Shoulder Impingement
- Bicep Tendinitis
If you are experiencing shoulder pain a good place to start is the latissimus dorsi. If mobilizing your lat doesn’t help give us a call to have a more in-depth look at that shoulder.