Uneven shoulder and Upper back pain


Uneven shoulders can be the result of an imbalance somewhere else in the body. Playing sports and certain injuries can cause muscular imbalances especially in the upper body. Asymmetrical sports such as tennis, golf, and baseball are especially likely to cause uneven shoulders and postural imbalances.

Other common causes of uneven shoulders include:

  • poor posture
  • pinched nerve
  • uneven hips
  • flat feet
  • osteoporosis
  • shoulder injuries
  • weak or tight muscles
  • overuse or misuse of the shoulders
  • incorrect sleeping position or only sleeping on one side
  • using one side of the body to hold objects


  • Regular therapeutic massages help to relieve muscle tension and increase flexibility.
  • It’s a good idea to engage in regular exercise and participate in sports as much as possible. Yoga, swimming, and rowing can help to strengthen and realign your body.
  • Make it a practice to check in with your posture continually throughout the day. It may be helpful to use a mirror. Become aware of your posture not only while you’re standing or sitting, but as you’re completing your usual activities. Start using your non-dominant arm as much as you can to balance out the workload.
  • Incorporating relaxation techniques into your routine can help you to relieve stress, tension, and tightness in the body. This may include meditation, breathing techniques, or anything else that helps you to relax. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/common-posture-mistakes-and-fixes/

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