As soon as you get home after a tiring workday, the first thing that you do is to tear off your bra. The first thing you notice is the pain in your shoulders with dark red marks because of the bra straps digging into your shoulders for the entire day.
This issue can cause more than just discomfort. If you don’t have it yet, it can actually lead to permanent indentations to your shoulders. In the long run, it may cause back pain or worse, nerve damage.
So if you feel like your straps are cutting into your shoulders, don’t ignore this problem. There are a number of reasons why this may be happening to you, and fortunately, a number of ways to fix it.
What is the cause?
Everyone believes that the straps are holding your breast up, but this is a big misconception. In fact, it is the band that does the majority of the lifting about 80%. If your straps are digging into your shoulders, that could mean that your band does not fit snugly to do its job.
Try a smaller band size, the cup will be smaller as well. It is best to know the sister size of your bra. It means, going up a cup size when you go down a band size. It is also another reason why we advise getting fitted by a professional if you suspect you’re wearing the wrong size bra.
It also good to have yourself measured every six months if you think you are not getting a good fit anymore.If the straps are digging into your shoulders even when you are wearing the correct size, it may simply be a matter of a bra being stretched or pas it’s prime.
Gradually bras stretch their bands over a long period of usage and washing. Causing them to loose it’s support and the work is loaded to your straps which digs to your shoulders.
You Can Prevent it
The easiest solution is to loosen the strap a little to prevent them from digging into your shoulder. Just enough to keep the cups up, remember it’s not the straps that are not responsible for the support, so it shouldn’t be so tight lifting the breast upward.
Making sure that you are wearing the correct bra fit and size is the key to preventing straps from digging in to your shoulders, but also bear in mind that it is important to wear the bra style for your breast shape.
Full-busted women should seek out bras with wider straps, which are less likely to put a strain on your shoulders as they can distribute the weight of your breasts more effectively. Some full-figure bras even have padded straps, which can provide some extra comfort.
The bottom line is that no woman should have to deal with bra straps that dig into her shoulders. Take the previous tips into account and hopefully, you’ll be able to avoid this nuisance for good.
What You Should Do
We know it’s hard to find the right fit bra, when you shop for bras, always seek for a second opinion. If you ever feel unsure about your bra size, you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, you should ask a bra fitter.
Before heading to the bra store, you can also check your bra size with online bra size calculators. At least you will be able to get the nearest if not the exact bra size and you’ll know which shelves are you going.
Know that not all brands have the same size, not all 34B is the same size with other brands. You breast is mostly made of fats, it’s possible that you may gain or lose weight over a time period, so it is best to get refitted after 6- 8 months.
But the best way to get the best fit is to try it out. As a bonus, If you hate shoulder pains and marks, you can opt to use a bra that provides the same support that you expect from a bra, but don’t have straps and bands.Adhesive bras, work like regular bras but without straps, I know, It's like Magic.Others consider it as a remedy to back pains, shoulder pains and headaches caused by regular bras.