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Painful and Stiff Thumb - Arthritis or Trigger Points?

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

     Opponens Pollicis / Adductor Pollicis The symptoms caused by trigger points in these muscles are often mistaken for arthritis.          Origin Opponens pollicis: flexor retinaculum. Tubercle of trapezium. Adductor pollicis: oblique fibers: anterior surfaces of 2nd and 3rd metacarpals, capitate, and trapezoid. Transverse fibers: palmar surface of 3rd metacarpal bone. Insertion Opponens pollicis: entire length of radial border of 1st metacarpal. Adductor pollicis: ulna (medial) side of base of proximal phalanx of thumb. Action Opponens pollicis: opposes (i.e. abducts, then slightly medially rotates, followed by flexion and adduction) thumb so that pad of thumb can be...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Intrinsic Hand Muscles

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand - Trigger Point Overview   Painful conditions of the hands have been on the increase for the last 10 years. This is at least partly attributed to the use of hand-held smart devices. A painful thumb, fingers or hand can be pretty uncomfortable and debilitating and clients often assume that they are suffering from some form of arthritis or the well-known carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, many of these cases are related to trigger points that can be quite easily treated.   Common Trigger Point Sites - Adductor Pollicis (A), Opponens Pollicis (B)    ...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Soft Tissue Therapy | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  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.   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatment Overview          Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) The term RSI is generally considered an umbrella term for a number of upper limb disorders. There has...

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Detailed Hand Massage - Unlocking Tension in the Upper Body

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Extract from the online Course - Detailed Hand Massage for Upper Body Release (Course Details)    When did you last get a good hand massage? TASK, stop and reflect: Bring to mind some of your specific clients and the jobs they do – how much do they use their hands and how much hand massage do they get? Often hand massage is little more than a gentle stroke over the hands.We all know how good our backs and necks will feel after a good massage - that stretching out feeling when it feels like your back is moving properly...

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Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand - Stretching

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

    Stretching Intrinsic Hand Muscles - Jonathan Kuttner   The intrinsic muscles of the hand are generally taken for granted, as they are involved in so many aspects of daily life.  A decrease in functionality (pain, restricted range of movement) will create a significant negative impact on people's lives. Damage to these muscles make it difficult for people to perform simple daily tasks such as handling money, opening doors, typing, or using a mobile phone. In many cases, the affected intrinsic muscles will have an adverse affect on other hand structures that aren't themselves injured. Typically, these will include the...

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