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Trigger Point Blog — Elbow

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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Vacuum Cupping for Lateral Elbow Pain

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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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   Stuart Hinds - Treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome   Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome and is 5 times more common in men Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (ulnar neuropathy) is a condition that is caused by compression to the ulnar nerve often by connective tissue or bone. The ulnar nerve, one of the three main nerves in the arm, passes just under the skin’s surface close to the elbow or “funny bone”. Any intense physical activity which adds pressure to this nerve can cause CTS, as can an abnormal bone growth in the elbow region....

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