Shoulder Blade Pinch/Retraction – Exercise for your upper body to help improve posture. It should be noted that this information by no means addresses all of the potential arthritic imbalances. Seeking the “one size fits all” approach is not always the answer. These solutions should, however, give you a good starting point to help improve your range of motion, and promote pain reduction. Do not neglect your medical routine and check with your health care professional before starting any exercise program.