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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hip Adductors

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  Treating the hip adductors - Stuart Hinds   Learning to treat these trigger points effectively can be a boon to your practice (Latin adducere, to lead toward; magnus, large; brevis, short; longus, long) The adductor magnus is the largest of the adductor muscle group, which also includes the adductor brevis and adductor longus. The adductor longus is the most anterior of the three. The adductor brevis lies anterior to the adductor magnus. The lateral border of the upper fibers of the adductor longus form the medial border of the femoral triangle (the sartorius forms the lateral boundary; the inguinal...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Pectineus

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   Treating Trigger Points - Hip Adductors / Pectineus   Learn More    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...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Transversus Abdominis

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  Abdominal Pain and Trigger Points - Overview   Trigger Point Therapy Courses / Home Study     Transversus Abdominis - Common Trigger Point Sites   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. 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...

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Common Sports Injuries - Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles

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  Stuart Hinds demonstrates a treatment protocol for the hip adductors, commonly used to treat soccer players - and applicable to just about everyone.   Treating Hip Pain and Dysfunction    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...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

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  Stretching Psoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   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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