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Trigger points in pectoralis minor are often associated with elbow pain

Along with the pectoralis major, the pectoralis minor forms the anterior wall of the axilla.

The pec minor is too often overlooked and is as susceptible to trigger points as it's larger neighbor, pectoralis major. 

 

Pec Minor Trigger Points

Pectoralis Minor Trigger Points

 

Trigger Points - Referred Pain

Trigger points in the pec minor are a common cause of anterior shoulder pain, but as with the pec major, they can also often refer pain down the arm, to the elbow, and even all the way down to the little fingers.

Be Aware!

The pain caused by trigger points in this little muscle can be quite severe.

It is important to note than any client presenting with left sided arm and shoulder pain should always be immediately referred for examination by a cardiologist.

Pain from trigger points in this muscle may occur secondarily to underlying heart disease, so this must be checked and ruled-out before any treatment of the trigger points.

Common Symptoms

In most cases, these trigger points will present as:

1. Localized anterior shoulder pain

2. Pain through the biceps region

3. Lateral or Medial elbow pain

4. Numbness, tingling, stiffness, and pain in the little fingers

Elbow Pain

It's important to note that trigger points in the pec minor are probably most commonly "missed" when treating lateral or medial elbow pain (Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow).

There is a tendency to associate these trigger points with medial elbow pain only, and to discount a connection with lateral elbow pain. 

In our experience, trigger points in pec minor are often present and associated with lateral elbow pain. 

 

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