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Saddle Pain and Trigger Points

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Points for Horses - Longissimus Dorsi   Read Andy's Bio   Horses may commonly develop trigger points as a result of poor fitting saddles or incorrect riding posture Horses are very good at hiding where their pain and restrictions are as that is a sign of weakness in a herd in the wild - so they mask pain well. However there are ways of finding out what it is that they are trying to hide. Palpation Palpating horses is key to discovering where the pain and restrictions are. If you don't palpate you are just guessing where the pain...

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Head and Neck Pain - Tension Type Headaches

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Trigger Point Anatomy - Occipitalis   Tension headaches are remarkably common - but do you really need to turn to drugs for pain relief? Tension headaches are the most common type of headache we experience. While they don’t link to any underlying medical condition they can be debilitating and distressing to sufferers. Too often the given solution is to mask this pain with medication but the root cause is typically muscle tension, itself often resulting from stress - so these are headaches that can usually be addressed successfully with massage and manual therapy techniques.     Trigger Points Trigger points (tight...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Stuart Hinds   Nerve Entrapment Syndromes Nerve entrapments are not overly common but well worth exploring as trigger point therapy has been demonstrated to relieve symptoms. In about half the cases of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome for example, studies have shown that clients will usually recover without the need for surgical intervention, and stress the importance of education to help clients avoid provocative movements such as protracted periods of elbow flexion. In these cases, the clients rehabilitation can be greatly assisted with a program of trigger point therapy to help relieve the symptoms whilst the condition is slowly...

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Intercostal Muscles | Rib Pain | Back Pain | Chest Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

The intercostal muscles provide about 25% of the total force of breathing, and may help stabilize the chest wall The intercostals are three layers of muscles that pass between the ribs. Each external outer layer intercostal attaches to the lower border of one rib, and, on a diagonal line, to the upper border of the rib below. The lowest intercostals merge with the external oblique muscles. The internal intercostals connect each rib from the cartilage to the upper border of the rib below it. There is also a deeper, innermost intercostal layer. The intercostal nerve runs between it and the more...

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Trigger Point Therapy - External Oblique Muscles

Posted by Team NAT on

   Abdominal Pain and Trigger Points       External Oblique Muscles Similarly to the other abdominal muscles, external oblique myofascial trigger points can refer pain anywhere locally throughout the abdominal region. This pain is often exacerbated during the menstrual cycle. Pain can refer down into the groin and sometimes to the testicles.       Anatomy The posterior fibers of the external oblique are usually overlapped by the latissimus dorsi, but in some cases there is a space between the two, known as the lumbar triangle, situated just above the iliac crest. The lumbar triangle is a weak point in...

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