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Trigger Point Therapy - Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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   Stuart Hinds - Treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome   Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome and is 5 times more common in men Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (ulnar neuropathy) is a condition that is caused by compression to the ulnar nerve often by connective tissue or bone. The ulnar nerve, one of the three main nerves in the arm, passes just under the skin’s surface close to the elbow or “funny bone”. Any intense physical activity which adds pressure to this nerve can cause CTS, as can an abnormal bone growth in the elbow region....

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Tibialis Anterior - "Anterior Compartment Syndrome"

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   Tibialis Anterior Trigger Points - Overview   Anterior compartment syndrome is usually caused by swelling or enlargement of tibialis anterior in the anterior compartment of the lower leg Trigger points in the tibialis anterior are often associated with painful conditions of the lower leg including "shin splints". These trigger points are also typically found to be active in people who suffer from the more chronic condition - Anterior Compartment Syndrome. Anterior Compartment Syndrome Muscles are covered by an inflexible fibrous sleeve called fascia. Fascia creates a compartment for the muscle, with bone forming one side and the fascia covering the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Scapulae Taping Procedure

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  Taping for Trigger Points - Levator Scapulae. Kinesio taping is commonly used by therapists following direct treatment to trigger points (massage, compression, dry needling).   Levator Scapulae The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally. Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck. In some cases pain will also refer slightly to the medial border of the scapula and the posterior of the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Cervical & Thoracic Spondylosis

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  Trigger points may have an impact on the development and severity of cervical spondylosis   Trigger Points for Trainers Trigger Points for Therapists   Spondylosis is a medical term for both osteoarthritis of the spine and the general wear and tear that occurs in the joints and bones of the spine as people age The term can be used to describe degeneration in the neck—when this occurs it is referred to as cervical spondylosis. When it occurs in the middle back it is referred to as thoracic spondylosis.  Cervical Spondylosis The most common symptoms of cervical spondylosis are neck pain,...

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Gluteus Maximus - Stretching

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  Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   Weak gluteal muscles have wide-reaching implications up and down the kinetic chain The gluteus maximus plays a significant role in stabilizing both the sacroiliac joint and the knee joint. It does so by means of superior fibers, which attach to the aponeurosis of the sacrotuberous ligament, and inferior fibers, which attach anteriorly to the iliotibial band, providing tension down to the knee. Weak gluteal muscles have wide-reaching implications up and down the kinetic chain.   Gluteus Maximus - Common Trigger Point sites   Gluteal Trigger Points It is hypothesized that gluteal...

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