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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadratus Femoris

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  Treating Quadratus Femoris - Stuart Hinds     Trigger Points in the Quadratus Femoris typically appear together  with other Trigger Points in the immediate area, including the hip, and the pelvic floor This small muscle helps to rotate the hip sideways. When the hip is flexed, it helps move the hip and thigh away from midline. The quadratus femoris is one of the short lateral rotator core muscles, which interact with dysfunctions of L4 through S3 vertebrae. Movement is the best indicator as to which lateral rotator is involved. This muscle may stick to the underlying obturator externus.      ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Maximus

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

  Gluteus Maximus - Trigger Point Anatomy     Weak gluteal muscles can have wide-reaching implications up and down the kinetic chain The gluteus maximus plays a significant role in stabilizing both the sacroiliac joint and the knee joint. It does so by means of superior fibers, which attach to the aponeurosis of the sacrotuberous ligament, and inferior fibers, which attach anteriorly to the iliotibial band, providing tension down to the knee. Because the gluteus muscles are also called on to support and stabilize our core - they are called into action without our realizing it when we are sitting at...

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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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