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The Deltoids

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

 Treating Trigger Points in the Deltoid Muscles   Deltoid pain is most often mistaken for bursitis or rotator cuff injury The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency. Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points. The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy, taping and medical exercise. Symptoms and Diagnosis Pain is felt as a dull ache for the most part, with increased...

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Frozen Shoulder - What's Happening Inside The Shoulder?

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Frozen Shoulder or Impingement?   Frozen Shoulder Syndrome - What's Going On Inside the Shoulder? The causes of frozen shoulder syndrome are still poorly understood. About 50% seem to stem from an injury to the shoulder (such as a fall on an outstretched arm) and these are called secondary frozen shoulders. The other half the time they appear for no apparent reason, and these are called primary frozen shoulders. Although we don’t know why they happen we do know a lot about what goes on inside the frozen shoulder. Shoulder Anatomy The first thing to understand is that the...

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Treating Shoulder Pain - Heat and Ice Therapy

Posted by Team NAT on

Shoulder Pain - Using Heat To Treat Trigger Points      Shoulder Pain can often be effectively managed with a combination of heat and ice Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful, and the shoulder is one of the easiest parts of the body to re-injure. Shoulder damage can often benefit from heat and/or ice therapy. Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder and shoulder inflammation is best treated locally with a simple ice pack. Interestingly, a study in Korea concluded that patients suffering from adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder can benefit from whole body cryotherapy (see below).During the acute phase of frozen...

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Common Painful Conditions that can be addressed with Trigger Point Therapy

Posted by Team NAT on

   How Often To Treat Trigger Points?   What are the most common chronic pain syndromes that respond well to trigger point therapy? Trigger points are associated with most painful conditions. In some cases, trigger points can be addressed to relieve symptoms of pain and restricted movement, and in other cases there are trigger point treatment protocols that can address the root cause and provide total relief. Below we've listed 7 of the most common painful conditions which can often be treated effectively with well established trigger point treatment protocols. Each of these conditions is known to be extremely painful and...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Teres Minor

Posted by Team NAT on

  Teres Minor Trigger Points - often associated with Rotator Cuff Injuries   The teres minor decelerates internal rotation of the shoulder joint Inhibition in this muscle due to short/ spastic subscapularis, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and pectoralis major muscles sets up the ideal conditions for repetitive stress in sports, such as swimming and rugby, and in any activity involving acceleration through internal/external rotation and flexion/extension of the shoulder complex. Numbness or tingling will be felt in the fourth and fifth digits of the same arm, as well as pain in the posterior shoulder at the greater tuberosity. Teres minor myofascial...

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