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Trigger Point Therapy - Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds       TFL Trigger Points - Pain can refer midway down the lateral thigh and will often radiate to the knee The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a vitally important structure in providing stability through the knee and pelvis. This muscle is a junction for several chains, including the spiral and lateral chains. The anteromedial fibers are responsible for flexion of the thigh, while the posterolateral fibers provide stability to the knee. The tensor fasciae latae assists various muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, pectineus, and sartorius. Pain from...

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Common Sports Injuries - Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

  Hip Adductors - Trigger Point Anatomy     Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles - The pain is similar to a groin strain but onset is gradual and chronic in nature Inflammation in the adductor muscle tendons or tendon sheaths due to overuse can cause pain in the groin area. Sprinting, football, soccer, hurdling and horse riding can all cause overuse in these muscles. Unresolved injuries such as groin strain can also lead to tendinitis. The adductor muscles include the pectineus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, gracilis and adductor magnus and the tendons of any of these may become inflamed. The...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Iliopsoas - Trigger Point Anatomy    Stretching the Psoas Muscles The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place them with the hip muscles. Note that some upper fibers of the psoas major may insert by a long tendon into the iliopubic eminence to form the psoas minor, which has little function and is absent in about 40% of people.     Trigger Points Trigger points in these...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Pectineus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

   Treating Trigger Points - Hip Adductors / Pectineus   Pectineus trigger points are a common cause of groin pain, and often overlooked The pectineus is sandwiched between the psoas major and the adductor longus. Pain from trigger points in this muscle is typically felt deeply in the groin as a sharp pain within the femoral triangle. As with the adductor muscle group, the pain is also sometimes felt in the joint itself.   Pectineus Trigger Points - Typically refer a sharp pain felt deeply in the groin   Origin Pecten of pubis, between iliopubic (iliopectineal) eminence and pubic tubercle....

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Trigger Point Therapy - Transversus Abdominis

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Abdominal Pain and Trigger Points - Overview     All abdominal muscles work on a moment-to-moment basis as we move, providing the tension required to translate forces from the lower limbs to the upper limbs.    Transversus Abdominis - Common Trigger Point Sites     The transversus abdominis is the deepest of these muscles, and each one (right and left) wraps up the organs horizontally. Transversus abdominis fascial attachments include the lumbar vertebrae, ribcage, iliac crest, and inguinal ligament. The muscle also connects directly into the linea alba, furnishing a link between the xiphoid process, pyramidalis, and pubic bone....

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