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Treating Trigger Points - Pectoralis Major

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Treating Trigger Point in Pectoralis Major - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner


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Notes for the Video Above:

The pectoralis major can develop multiple trigger points because of its clavicular and sternal fibers, ring pain across the anterior deltoid and down the lateral aspect of the arm into the thumb and fingers (typically the fourth and fifth digits).

In rare cases a trigger point in this muscle can mimic the symptoms of angina. Pain from these trigger points can also be felt as interscapular and subscapular pain.

Restricted movement (abduction) will be evident.



Chronic Pain and Trigger Point Therapy Specialist


About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner

Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years in New Zealand working as a doctor, teacher and writer.

In 2014 Dr. Kuttner was the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy.

Dr. Kuttner is regularly featured on national TV and radio.











This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 




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