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Small Muscles of the hand - How to treat "triggers"?

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   Hand Muscles and Trigger Points - Dry Needling   Visit Online Store   See Also: Adductor Pollicis and Opponens Pollicis   Small Hand Muscles Latin dorsum, back; interosseus, between bones; lumbricus, earthworm; abducere, to lead away from; digitus, finger; minimi, smallest Comprising: dorsal interossei, lumbricales, and abductor digiti minimi. The four dorsal interossei are about twice the size of the palmar interossei. The lumbricales are composed of small cylindrical muscles, one for each finger. The abductor digiti minimi is the most superficial muscle of the hypothenar eminence. Origin Dorsal interossei: by two heads, each from adjacent sides of metacarpals....

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Pronator Teres - Static Cupping

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Treating Pronator Teres Trigger Points - Static Cupping     Cupping Set + Online Course + Certification   Treating Pronator Teres Trigger Points Trigger Points in Pronator Teres are a common cause of elbow, forearm and wrist pain, and stiffness. Both vacuum and static cupping techniques are increasingly used by therapists in conjunction with massage and compression, to treat these trigger points.  Origin Humeral head: lower third of medial supracondylar ridge and common flexor origin on anterior aspect of medial epicondyle of humerus. Ulnar head: medial border of coronoid process of ulna. Insertion Mid-lateral surface of radius (pronator tuberosity).  ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Neck Arthritis (Cervical Spondylosis)

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  Torsional Release for Trigger Points in the Neck       See Course Details     Most cases of neck arthritis respond well to conservative treatment Cervical spondylosis is extremely common. More than 85 percent of people over the age of 60 are affected. The condition most often causes pain and stiffness in the neck—although many people with cervical spondylosis experience no noticeable symptoms. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in most cases, cervical spondylosis responds well to conservative treatment. Neck arthritis can manifest for a number of reasons including, genetic (inherited), occupational and/or historic trauma. Cervical spondylosis...

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Postural Trigger Points May Be Connected To 95% of Common Back and Shoulder Pain Disorders

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  Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained - Simeon Asher   Click for Online Course Details      Postural muscles tend to have a greater percentage of Type 1 fibers. This characteristic may lead to a more resistant type of trigger point. The majority of your clients may have occupations that involve prolonged sitting, often at a computer screen, and increased use of mobile devices and tablets. Ergonomics is a booming industry, focusing on the interactions of people and their working environments; however, not all workplaces can afford to implement proper ergonomic interventions. Long and monotonous days spent in front of a computer screen often...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

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  Stretching Psoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Click for Course Details   Stretching the Psoas Muscles The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place them with the hip muscles. Note that some upper fibers of the psoas major may insert by a long tendon into the iliopubic eminence to form the psoas minor, which has little function and is absent in about 40% of people.  ...

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