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Shoulder pain can be caused by issues with the muscles attached to the shoulder blade, also known as the scapula. This can result in a change in the scapula’s resting position or lead to irregular motion when moved. This is typically due to altered muscle recruitment in that area which can develop into further issues such as shoulder impingement, rotator cuff dysfunction and instability. Research has shown that the muscle imbalance is typically due to excess activation of the upper trapezius along with decreased control of the lower trapezius and serratus anterior. Exercise can be easily incorporated in a rehabilitation program [...]