An increased use of tech devices is wreaking havoc on our posture, as we tend to hunch our shoulders forward. This can tighten the muscles at the front of our shoulders (above and below the collarbone), around the shoulder joint and our shoulder blades at the back. And if you’re deskbound, pain can often be worse on the side you use as your ‘mouse’ hand.
Repetitive use (RSI) or osteoarthritis are common causes of shoulder pain. When we’re in pain we instinctively tighten up the muscles surrounding the troubled area in order to limit movement and prevent further pain. But this lack of movement may be making symptoms worse. Pain or a tingling sensation travelling down your arms into your hands is often a telltale sign.