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i have shoulder blade pain when i ride for long period of time. does any one else have this problem, and if so what have you done to solve the problem
 

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I take 4 Ibuprofen, then rub the muscles with Capzasin-P brand topical analgesic lotion. It comes in a white bottle with a roller ball on it. 2.0 fl oz size lasts a long time.

The major ingredient is capsaicin (pepper).

Makes the muscles warm and then they relax. Neat part is, it works tomorrow too a little bit unless you rub it off, or take a shower.
 

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Start yourself a weight lifting routine: you don't need to be Arnie Schwarzenegger, just tone them all up........ don't need a huge gym, although try and rig up some sort of lat pull down feature........

adjustable dumbbells and rubber band pulls will do you just fine...... all these exercises should be light weight and high reps.....

-- upright rows

-- dumbbell deadlifts

-- dumbbell squats

-- dumbbell bench press

-- dumbbell inclined press

-- dumbbell curls

-- (most important for your shoulder blade issue) Hook your rubber band system to the top of a door, kneel down with your left knee on a thickcushion, reach up and grab the handle of the rubber band with your right hand, pull straight down with your elbow held close in...... switch sides and repeat......

-- cross body pulls with the rubber bands hooked to a door knob, elbow pinned to your side, both across your body and away from your body......

On the upright rows, you might lay face down on a table or counter top, the exercising arm hanging straight down, grap the dumbbell, and pull straight up..... this isolates the muscles in the back and should give you relief in the shoulder blade muscle.....

Good luck, mate! Tone 'em up, and you can ride further and longer!
 

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Body posture and handle bar height have a good bit to do with it also. You may be leaning over way to much and have your arms all the way stretched out. I had to adjust myself all the time or I will ache in the same place you are talking about. I seem to slump over too much.
 

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I used too. I was all hunched over and my hands were to close together, wrists hurt too. The risers fixed all that.
 

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Helment may be to heavy, and could be putting too much pressure on either your C6 or C7 Vertrebre. Have some headaches sometimes with this? Ask Doc. Right = C6
Good Luck,
Nightrider1
 

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Utopia back rest. Upper shoulder pain will disappear.
 

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I'll agree with Cousin Jack, exercise will do the trick.

I had a lot of pain before I started using an exercise ball. Lots of stretching and I concentrated on the core and upper body.
 

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Wingerrb,



One of the great things about this forum is the suggestions you get when you have a question answered by experienced riders. And so far, it looks as if nearly everything has been covered, but...



Don't forget at the end of the day, find some shade, a comfortable spot, and a couple of your favorite adult beverages. That seems to take some of the 'sting' of the shoulder pain away as well.
 

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wingerrb wrote:
i have shoulder blade pain when i ride for long period of time. does any one else have this problem, and if so what have you done to solve the problem
Is it possible that you are bunching up your shoulders when your riding ? ( like in the" I don't know sorta position :baffled:), maybe only after the first couple of miles ? Try and take note of your shoulder position when your riding and you might notice that you're bunchin them up , if so just remember to consciouslyrelax them

MW
 

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try lowering your bars a little. jb
 

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By all means exercise will do the trick. But, if you already have pain, check with your doctor first or you can make it worse. I changed my bars, I also have a slight tear in my rotator cuff, so I know how to work around this with exercise, but if I did not know, I would be headed for surgery a lot sooner than I want to. :cool:
 

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Try root ginger. Get a piece of ginger, peel it and cut it into marble sized pieces. I tend to keep it in the freezer and take a piece every morning with a glass of orange. Ginger is anti inflammatory, and takes about 7-10 days to get into your system. it's good for arthritis as well, in fact, any joint pain. Lots of people use it in the gym if they do to much, and my friends old Labrador is on it too, and showing good results. I don't take it all the time, just when the twinges start.

Kev
 
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