Posted by: Tania | 2008/08/15

Round Shoulders

What causes round shoulders ( except bad posture )? I have had it as long as I can remember and I am 35 now. Is there something one can do to rectify the problem? I am very self-consious about it and always try to remember to walk up straight.


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Dear Tania,

The shape of one's shoulders is determined by the collar bone and the overlying muscles. When you refer to "round shoulders " are you indicating a "drooping " shoulder or "sloping " shoulder? it is unlikely that one would be able to change the shape of the shoulder at your age. Please look at our website : and feel free to send a digital photo of your shoulders to the question and answer section for further comment


Dr Joe de Beer

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