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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Latissimus Dorsi

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    Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   A muscle this size, covering so much of the posterolateral ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint.   Latissimus Dorsi - Treating Lower Trigger Point   When the insertion of the latissimus...

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Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

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  Treating QL Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Most cases of lower back pain are associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is often attributed to “structural” factors such as pinched nerves, herniated disks, and arthritic degeneration.  In reality, these kinds of problems are often just minor factors in back pain. In fact, most acute and chronic back pain may be associated with trigger points. The body tends to shut down around pain to avoid further noxious stimuli. Part of the way it does this is by using trigger points. Depending on how long the symptoms have persisted, we see certain “classic” trigger...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Postural and Phasic Muscles

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  Postural Muscles and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   Postural and Phasic Muscles It's often accepted that muscles that have a stabilizing function (postural) have a tendency to shorten when stressed, and other muscles that play a more active/moving role (phasic) have a tendency to lengthen and become inhibited. The muscles that tend to shorten have a primary postural role. However, there are some exceptions to the rule that certain muscles follow the pattern of becoming shortened while others become lengthened – some muscles are capable of modifying their structure. For example, certain authors suggest that the scalenes are...

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Treating Shoulder Pain - Shoulder Arthritis

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  Find a Therapist Near You       Shoulder arthritis - for most cases, there are treatments that may help reduce the pain and improve range of motion In 2011, more than 50 million people in the United States reported that they had been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, according to the National Health Interview Survey. Simply defined, arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. In a diseased shoulder, inflammation causes pain and stiffness. Although there is no cure for arthritis of the shoulder, there are many treatment options available. Using these, most people with arthritis...

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Trigger Point Release - Serratus Anterior

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Treating Serratus Anterior Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   The Serratus Anterior Pain is Often Mistaken for C8 Nerve Problems Actions will change, depending on the origin or insertion being fixed. With the arm static, movement occurs at the ribcage, accelerating or decelerating the ribs as required (e.g. forced exhalation). Pain will be experienced on the side of the ribcage, traveling into the armpit and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula. Pain is often mistaken for C8 nerve problems, as pain is referred down the inside of the arm into the palm, fifth...

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