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Treating Plantaris | Trigger Point Release | Knee Pain | Calf Pain | Foot Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

        Trigger points in Plantaris are often associated with "unexplained" pain at the back of the knee    Trigger Points and Knee Pain - Overview          Any therapist experienced in treating trigger points will tell you that it's amazing how often a little bit of trigger point knowledge can help identify the cause of "unexplained" pain. A good example is clients who come to us with pain in the back of the knee, sometimes radiating to the back of the calf, and in a few cases radiating all the way down to the big toe....

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Serratus Posterior Superior | Serratus Posterior Inferior | Shoulder Pain | Back Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Serratus Posterior Superior and Serratus Posterior Inferior The video tutorial below covers the Serratus Posterior Superior (SPS) and Serratus Posterior Inferior (SPI) muscles as they relate to trigger points. The SPS and SPI are two different muscles, but they are mirror images of each other.          About Serratus Posterior Superior and Inferior The name comes from the Latin, Serratus meaning saw-like and posterior meaning “coming after” as in the back side of something. With superior and inferior meaning above and below. Winglike in shape, the superior is situated at the upper part of the posterior thorax, while the...

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Trigger Point Therapy | Sartorius Muscle | Hip Pain | Knee Pain

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  Sartorius is the most superficial muscle of the anterior thigh and is also the longest strap muscle in the body    Sartorius Muscle and Trigger Points          The medial border of the upper third of this muscle forms the lateral boundary of the femoral triangle (adductor longus forms the medial boundary, and the inguinal ligament forms the superior boundary). The action of sartorius is to put the lower limbs in the seated cross-legged position of the tailor (hence its name from the Latin "sator" meaning tailor).   Sartorius - Common Trigger Point Sites     Satellite Myofascial Trigger Points The...

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Trigger Point Release | Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) | Neck Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

    ActiveTrigger Points in the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) Can Appear for a Host of Reasons - the Symptoms Can Often be Chronic Pain   Trigger Point Anatomy - Sternocleidomastoid (SCM)   This Sternocleidomastoid is a long strap muscle with two heads. It is sometimes injured at birth, and may be partly replaced by fibrous tissue that contracts to produce a torticollis (wry neck). A hugely important muscle for trigger point therapists. Generally speaking, the sternocleidomastoid is the muscle that most people feel hurting or tense when performing sit-ups. When short, it changes the position of the head on the neck, resulting...

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Massage Therapy | Treating Shin Pain | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Shin splints are especially common amongst runners and other athletes who have just returned after a break, or who are stepping up the intensity and duration of their training  Shin splints is a generally descriptive term used to describe most painful conditions in the front area of the shin. There are however many potential causes of the pain.     Shin Splint Overview - Stuart Hinds         Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints) Medial tibial pain syndrome is the most common cause of shin pain. This refers to pain typically experienced over the shin bone. Altering the duration, frequency or intensity of running...

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