Tag: shoulder

Trigger Points – Pain inside shoulder blade when slouching while seated

Pain along the inside of the shoulders is seldom rhomboids. Trigger points in the scalenes, iliocostalis thoracis, infraspinatus and lower trapezius are much more likely. Look closely at the section on “Similar Patterns” to see ifContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain when Reaching Up or Back

Client’s Description People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder-blade when reaching high above the head, to the back seat of the car or to adjust clothing behind the back.  They have usuallyContinue reading

Trigger Points – Radiating Pain Under the Base of the Shoulder-Blade

Client’s Description People complain of achy, nagging pain that is focused near the base of the shoulder-blade. It may radiate upward along the edge of the shoulder-blade and toward the spine. If there was some sortContinue reading

Trigger Points – Sharp Pain in Front of Shoulder

Client’s Description People complain of pain in the shoulder that is sharp and sudden when reaching up and/or forward. This may occur during a tennis serve or when getting something off of a high shelf. This can alsoContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain Along the Collar Bone and Down the Arm

Client’s Description People seldom have any part of this pattern as their primary complaint, but when they do, it is usually biceps pain. When this is a problem, the entire pattern can usually be elicitedContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain in the Front of Shoulder When Lifting Arm

Client’s Description People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder when lifting the elbow above the shoulder or back at shoulder level. This pain is less distinct and focused unless the person has aContinue 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

Trigger Points – Stiff, Swollen Hands in the Morning

Client’s Description People complain about awakening with stiff and swollen hands. Some of them have problems with tingling and sleeping hands in the night. They often get up and move their arms around until the tinglingContinue reading