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Trigger Point Release - Teres Minor

Posted by Jane Ziegler 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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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Shoulder Stretches

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  How to Stretch Supraspinatus - Dr. Johnathan Kuttner        Simple Shoulder Stretches Here are 5 other shoulder stretches that we regularly recommend ... 1. Great for trigger points in the "Pecs"! Technique Kneel on the floor in front of a chair or table and interlock your forearms above your head. Place your arms on the object and lower your upper body toward the ground. Muscles that you're stretching Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid.Secondary muscles: Serratus anterior. Teres major. Injury where this may help dissipate trigger points Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries Explained

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  What Causes the Most Common Rotator Cuff Injuries? - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Left untreated, the symptoms of most rotator cuff injuries will become progressively worse With most rotator cuff injuries, the supraspinatus tendon first becomes damaged in some way (trigger points, tightness, trauma, inflammation). This leads to the overlying bursa becoming inflamed. Normal function of the shoulder is then impossible. This is impingement. Ongoing damage occurs to the supraspinatus tendon and bursa, each time that the arm is raised.       About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Supraspinatus

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Supraspinatus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD   Treating the Rotator Cuff    Trigger points in supraspinatus typically cause deep pain in the lateral shoulder, forearm, and wrist The supraspinatus works in conjunction with the deltoid to produce abduction at the glenohumeral joint. Because of its insertion superiorly onto the greater tuberosity, the muscle pulls the humeral head into the glenohumeral joint, thereby providing the stability needed while the deltoid (pulling halfway down the humerus) abducts the arm.   Supraspinatus - Common Trigger Point Sites   Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms Deep pain is reported in the lateral...

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Treating Shoulder Pain - Heat and Ice Therapy

Posted by Arnold Fomo 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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