Ribs - Pain Underneath the Shoulder
Rib pain underneath Shoulder What is that pinch behind my shoulder blades? Pinching in behind shoulder blades can stem from a variety of causes including tension leading to stiffness in the ribs at the level of your shoulder blades. Ribs are meant to move as we breath, so any stiffness can cause a "pinch" or an "ache". This can lead to an uncomfortable sensation of a night time in behind the shoulder when you are trying to sleep. When the stiffness in the ribs lingers, it can
Ribs - What have they got to do with stress & anxiety?
Breathing motion - ribs related to stress & anxiety Breathing from two types of areas and muscles Our ribcage surrounding our lungs is a dynamic system, designed to adapt it's function to assist us when we need but also be as efficient as possible. When we are resting, sleeping or are in a relaxed state, we primarily use our diaphragm muscle, which is a large parachute-shaped muscle around our waistline under our lower ribs, to bring air into our lungs. This system is efficie
Ribs - Their Role in Breathing
Ribs role in breathing If you are a person who gets anxious or stressed, this can build into muscle tension and stiffness within your ribcage which affects all areas of the body. Breathing is something which is automatic and we often don't realise we are doing it until we change our breathing pattern such as after a run or are stressed/anxious about something. Our ribs which cover our lungs (from our waist to our collarbone) assist in the motion of breathing, and changes in r