Description: Are you dealing with a nagging discomfort in between your shoulder blade and your spine? No matter how many stretches you do, or how much time you spend foam rolling it, does it still persist? Pain in this area often gets labeled as a rhomboid issue because it is a relatively superficial muscle that you can appreciate from any anatomy chart. However, how to fix rhomboid pain sometimes may actually have little to do with the rhomboids. In this video, you'll learn the ultimate secret of how to fix rhomboid pain by taking a look at a very specific movement...thoracic rotation!
If there was only one movement assessment I had to pick when it comes to evaluating interscapular pain, I'm going to look at thoracic rotation mobility. Poor thoracic rotation mobility can wreak havoc on the body and can definitely refer pain and discomfort to the rhomboid region. Poor thoracic rotation mobility is often coupled with poor scapular mobility/stability, which only contributes to the issue more! I have found that simply improving thoracic rotation mobility can improve interscapular discomfort. Be sure to watch the full video to learn not just how to assess, but also how to improve thoracic rotation mobility and potentially fix rhomboid pain!