Can wearing a sports bra cause neck pain?
So if you experience neck or upper back pain from your sports bra, you’re not alone. The thing is, chronic neck discomfort and pain from sports bras isn’t just a slight inconvenience—it can be a huge factor in whether a young woman or nonbinary person with breasts gets involved in a sport or exercises at all.
Why does my neck and shoulder hurt when I wear a bra?
THE COMPRESSION OF THE COSTOCLAVICULAR PASSAGE: When you wear bras that have very narrow straps and /or cut very sharply on your shoulders because they are really tight, they may compress the veins and arteries around your neck and shoulders. This is especially common in women who are obese, big-breasted or elderly.
Why does my sports bra make my shoulders hurt?
“If it’s too loose or not supportive enough, the burden of support will move to the shoulder straps and that will cause shoulder and back pain.” To ensure an underband is tight enough, Tempesta recommends reaching around and pulling the underband away from the back to gauge how much room there is.