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Trigger Point Blog — Elbow

Awesome Techniques - Pectoralis Minor Release

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  Elbow Pain - Pec Minor Trigger Point Release     CLICK FOR COURSE DETAILS   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.    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...

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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 - Treating Brachioradialis

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  Brachioradialis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD   Active trigger points in brachioradialis are common and will often induce pain that is misdiagnosed as tennis elbow The brachioradialis is part of the superficial group and forms the lateral border of the cubital fossa. It is typical for the belly of the muscle to be prominent when working against resistance. The brachioradialis muscle works to flex the elbow and to help the extensors of the hand to bend the wrist up and back. The brachioradialis is commonly over-used and over-worked, especially by those who utilize gripping in their occupation. Origin Upper two-thirds of anterior...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

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  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Overview     Early recognition and effective action has a significant impact on recovery time CTS is a terribly debilitating and frustrating condition and although we do see more and more referrals from medical doctors, it is a sad fact that many MD's simply have no idea of how effective trigger point and other therapies can be for relieving the symptoms of CTS and many other common RSI conditions. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) The term RSI is generally considered an umbrella term for a number of upper limb disorders. There has been a massive increase...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Tennis Elbow

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  Triceps Trigger Point Release   Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow) is more common than Medial Epicondylalgia (Golfer's Elbow) by a ratio of 9:1 Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow) can start as an annoying ache but rapidly degenerate into a debilitating problem, with pain on gripping, opening bottles or even on shaking hands. Most people are surprised by just how bad the pain can be. Elbow pain is often associated with ‘trigger points’ in the muscles of the lateral epicondyle of the elbow; especially the Lateral Head of Triceps and the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis tendon (1‐2 cm distal to its attachment on the lateral epicondyle).  ...

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