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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Sports Massage Therapy

Posted by Judith Winer on

Treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome     Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is sometimes known as “funny bone” syndrome, but there is nothing funny about a traumatized Ulnar nerve The Ulnar nerve is one of the three key nerves supplying sensation and power to the arm, wrist, and hand. The Ulnar Nerve is positioned in a slightly vulnerable position in the Cubital Fossa, where it can become traumatized; even sitting and leaning elbows on armrests or a desk can be enough to do this.   Any intense physical activity that adds pressure to the nerve can cause CTS, sometimes including abnormal bone...

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Tennis Elbow - How To Find Trigger Points

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Elbow and Wrist Pain - How To Find Trigger Points     Lateral Elbow Pain is Often Associated with Trigger Points in the Wrist Extensor Muscles  Trigger points are really common in the elbow and forearm muscles; this may well be connected to our increased sedentary and technology-based lifestyles. Needless to say, as hands-on therapists, we too often get tense and stiff forearm muscles. Why trigger points? Our body tries to protect us. It wants the trauma to heal and often “switches-of” around “damaged tissue.” Trigger points are a key part of this protect-and-defend mechanism. However, if a problem...

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Vacuum Cupping for Lateral Elbow Pain

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

Trigger Point Therapy - Vacuum Cupping for Treating Lateral Elbow Pain   Lateral Elbow Pain is Often Associated with Trigger Points  Trigger points are really common in the elbow and forearm muscles; this may well be connected to our increased sedentary and technology-based lifestyles. Needless to say, as hands-on therapists, we too often get tense and stiff forearm muscles. Why trigger points? Our body tries to protect us. It wants the trauma to heal and often “switches-of” around “damaged tissue.” Trigger points are a key part of this protect-and-defend mechanism. However, if a problem isn t managed correctly, it can crescendo and...

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Wrist Sprains - How To Find Trigger Points

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  Trigger Point Overview - Wrist Extensors   Trigger points in the wrist extensor muscles are incredibly common and are often related to repetitive strain injuries, primarily associated with gripping. In some cases, these trigger points (left untreated) may be the cause of more complex injuries. An example of this is a situation that we often see with long-distance drivers. In these cases, the trigger points evolve over time as a result of repetitive use of the hands to squeeze and operate the steering wheel and gears. The trigger points cause the muscles in the wrist extensors to become shorter...

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How To Treat Splenius Capitis and Cervicis

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Treating Splenius Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds    The splenius muscles are prone to trigger points - but often overlooked as they can be difficult to reach Technically speaking the splenius capitis and cervicis muscles form part of the deep (or intrinsic) muscles of the back. These are broad strips of muscle that run up the back of the neck, deep to the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM). These back/neck muscles are active as they are work both together and independently to extend the head and neck.  The splenius muscles are very prone to developing trigger points, and these can be the cause of chronic...

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