How To Fix Scapular Winging (Step-By-Step Guide)
Posted on December 3rd, 2018
Step-by-step guide to fix shoulder scapular winging – Level up your flexibility and DOWNLOAD our FREE Flexibility Blueprint … and as always, for more videos like this one SUBSCRIBE to our channel and join the movement tribe.
[Shout Out] Thanks Ahmad Mansour for your question (“Plz we need some exercises for scapular winging”) … here you go my friend, in this video Rad walks you through a simple step by step guide for how to fix scapular winging.
We’ve done our best to provide a comprehensive follow along tutorial on how to fix winged scapula quick as an at home workout that requires almost no equipment. The only thing you will need is a gymnastics band linked below.
This video illustrates 5 of the best winging scapula exercises that will show you how to fix your shoulder issue properly.
The most common cause of scapular winging is serratus anterior paralysis. This is typically caused by damage to the long thoracic nerve. This nerve supplies the serratus anterior, which is located on the side of the thorax and acts to pull the scapula forward towards you rib cage.
If you have had an injury like a car accident that caused trauma to your long thoracic nerve then you may need surgical treatment. Although some cases of scapular winging caused by damage to the serratus anterior nerve heal on their own within a few years with the right stimulus … damage to the spinal accessory nerve usually requires surgery.
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