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Treating Shoulder Pain - Deltoid Muscles

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 Treating Trigger Points in the Deltoid Muscles

 

Deltoid pain is most often mistaken for bursitis or rotator cuff injury

The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency.

Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points.

The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy, taping and medical exercise.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Pain is felt as a dull ache for the most part, with increased pain on contraction of the muscle or when attempts are made to move the arm.

Pain is most often mistaken for bursitis or rotator cuff injury.

It is worthwhile checking the muscles that refer pain into the deltoid (SITS, pectorals, and scalenes) as the true source of deltoid pain.

Deltoid myofascial trigger points are more often than not satellite myofascial trigger points.

 

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