You can't help but make excuses not to go the gym. Your shoulders hurt and you don't want to strain them. But what if I told you there are some exercises that can help relieve shoulder pain? When you experience shoulder pain, your first thought is "there's something wrong with my shoulder joint". But that usually isn't the case. Pain in your shoulders is often caused by problems with your neck, and it is felt in the shoulder blade. Here are five exercises that can help strengthen your neck and shoulders, thus relieving shoulder pain.