How Do You Fix Rounded Shoulders (Protracted Shoulder)?

    Chest stretching, shoulder shrugs, and scapular retraction exercises can alleviate rounded shoulders.

    Rounded shoulders are usually because of poor posture habits. The root cause of rounded shoulders is because we try to compensate for the distance between our body and the screen monitor, keyboard and mouse — so we reach forward with our shoulders and arms.

    Symptoms include pain when lifting the shoulder up and to the side, but the pain is gone when shoulder blades are squeezed backwards.

    • Self-treatment:
    • Chest stretching
    • Shoulder shrugs
    • Scapular retraction exercises

    Learn more about how to treat rounded shoulders at BodyWorX. 


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    Victor Chan

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