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Question by  grandamjim (20)

What exercises will relieve an upper back knot?

I have a knot in my upper back that is causing me pain, it is difficult for me to move around without hurting.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Try stretching exercises that are held for a few seconds at a time, such as Yoga poses. Also try topical ointments such as BenBay or moist heat such as a hot shower or hot tub.


Answer by  linsm (898)

Stand upright, arms down at sides, then push your shoulders towards your back and hold for 5 seconds,repeating at least 5 times. Stand erect, hands on hips, bend over backwards.


Answer by  Kate11 (37)

IF you have experienced pain for more than a week I would see a doctor. However, gentle excercise could help if the knot is caused by stress or tension. However, do not do anything that could causes severe pain as you could injure yourself further.


Answer by  martine (860)

it is not necessarily the best idea to do an exercise when you have a knot or pinched nerve. Stretching is much better idea, consult a doctor.


Answer by  CrazyBeautifulMe (45)

Try to do some stretching to relieve back pains, that's what i do. just don't go beyond your limits you may get injured.


Answer by  rewa (57)

there are many exercises one such exercise is first lie down on your stomach hold your foot with your hands and pull yourself backward. try to sit or stand straight so that your back doesn't pain much. bending exercise forward and backward may help you. if this doesn't work see a orthopaedic.

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