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Trigger Point Blog — Tennis Elbow

Awesome Techniques - Pectoralis Minor Release

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  Elbow Pain - Pec Minor Trigger Point Release     CLICK FOR COURSE DETAILS   Trigger points in pectoralis minor are often associated with elbow pain Along with the pectoralis major, the pectoralis minor forms the anterior wall of the axilla. The pec minor is too often overlooked and is as susceptible to trigger points as it's larger neighbor, pectoralis major.    Pectoralis Minor Trigger Points   Trigger Points - Referred Pain Trigger points in the pec minor are a common cause of anterior shoulder pain, but as with the pec major, they can also often refer pain down the...

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Pronator Teres - Static Cupping

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Treating Pronator Teres Trigger Points - Static Cupping     Cupping Set + Online Course + Certification   Treating Pronator Teres Trigger Points Trigger Points in Pronator Teres are a common cause of elbow, forearm and wrist pain, and stiffness. Both vacuum and static cupping techniques are increasingly used by therapists in conjunction with massage and compression, to treat these trigger points.  Origin Humeral head: lower third of medial supracondylar ridge and common flexor origin on anterior aspect of medial epicondyle of humerus. Ulnar head: medial border of coronoid process of ulna. Insertion Mid-lateral surface of radius (pronator tuberosity).  ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Tennis Elbow

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  Triceps Trigger Point Release   Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow) is more common than Medial Epicondylalgia (Golfer's Elbow) by a ratio of 9:1 Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow) can start as an annoying ache but rapidly degenerate into a debilitating problem, with pain on gripping, opening bottles or even on shaking hands. Most people are surprised by just how bad the pain can be. Elbow pain is often associated with ‘trigger points’ in the muscles of the lateral epicondyle of the elbow; especially the Lateral Head of Triceps and the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis tendon (1‐2 cm distal to its attachment on the lateral epicondyle).  ...

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Treating Trigger Points - Triceps Brachii

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  Treating Triceps Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Notes to the Video Above: The triceps brachii assists deceleration of flexion at the glenohumeral joint and the elbow joint. The radial nerve can often become irritated by contracture or spasm of the lateral aspect of this muscle. Clients will often present with pain in the neck and upper trapezius. Other symptoms can lead to a misdiagnosis of pain felt in the elbow and triceps brachii as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. Active trigger points in the triceps can make it difficult to extend the arm at the elbow. Clients often state that they...

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Treating Lateral Elbow Pain

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  Trigger Point Therapy - Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture for treating lateral elbow pain   Lateral Elbow Pain is Often Associated with Trigger Points  Trigger points are really common in the elbow and forearm muscles; this may well be connected to our increased sedentary and technology-based lifestyles. Needless to say, as hands-on therapists, we too often get tense and stiff forearm muscles. Why trigger points? Our body tries to protect us. It wants the trauma to heal and often “switches-of” around “damaged tissue.” Trigger points are a key part of this protect-and-defend mechanism. However, if a problem isn t managed...

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