Shoulder pain from working at computer, while sitting and standing
June 11, 2014 8:06 PM Subscribe
I'm in my 20s and spend all my time working on the computer. I have this recurring pain in my upper left back (Trapezius) which always bothers me towards the middle of the work day. When I massage the area, it feels knotted and tough.
posted by ptsampras14 to Health & Fitness (23 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I have a sit-stand desk and do a reasonable amount of standing, but it doesn't seem to help the issue.
When I come home, tennis ball massages seem to help loosen up, and it feels like I have many knots in my back (even on my right side). However, this sharp, annoying pain only comes on my left shoulder. After the tennis ball massage, my back feels better, but the next day it always comes back at work.
I'm focusing on sitting with better posture, (and standing more), but neither seem to help.