Tag: oitf-scalenes

Trigger Points – Pain in the upper back, index finger and thumb

The scalene muscles produce several different problems from the torso into the arm and hand, but this is the most common complaint. Client’s Description People complain about pain just inside of the shoulder blade, and inContinue reading

Scalene Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Scalene Muscles The scalene muscles attach to the transverse processes of C2-C7 and insert into the 1st and 2nd rib trapping the 1st and second thoracic vertebrae. They laterally flex the neck and assist in inhalationContinue reading

Do You Find Trigger Point Illustrations Confusing?

Most books and sites on trigger points are usually focused on a the characteristics of a trigger point. They help you primarily understand its areas of referral, impaired functions, sensation, activities of onset, etc. IfContinue reading

Stretching for scalenes

Here are some specific stretches that have been recommended by many sources over the years. Clinical experience has proven them to be effective for helping the problematic effects of tight scalene muscles. I have added theContinue reading