Tag: top of shoulder

Trigger Points – Superficial strip of shoulder pain when reaching up

Client Description   People gesture up and down the front of the shoulder and complain of “biceps tendon pain.” When I ask if there is a motion that creates the pain, they lift their arm inContinue reading

Trigger Points – Vague pain in the back of the shoulder and arm

Client Description People usually complain of vague pain in the back of the shoulder and arm. This pain often occurs in passive postures where they are using the long head of the triceps o stabilize theContinue reading

Trigger Points – Sore shoulder from strap or lifting overhead

Client’s Description People complain of a couple of different things. Active people complain of pain on the top of their shoulder when lifting their arm. When I ask them to lift their arm, it doesn’t really hurtContinue reading

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 – 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

Trigger Points – Unresolveable Tennis Elbow

Client’s Description People complain about tennis elbow that bothers them even though they’ve tried many different things around the elbow to get relief.  They usually don’t talk about the shoulder problem until asked. For tennis players,Continue reading

Trigger Points – Shoulder Pain and Clicking While Grooming

Client’s Description People complain of pain in their shoulder when brushing their teeth, combing their hair, putting on make-up, shaving their face, etc. The pain is usually described as being achy and deep in the shoulder. Their primaryContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Stiffness at the base of the neck

Client’s Description People complain of stiffness in their neck while turning their head. When I ask for more details, they often turn their head slowly until they say, “There. It hurts right there.” When IContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Stiffness up the side of the neck

This referral pattern creates pain up the back and side the neck while you turn your head. When it is very active, it also creates soreness and pain under the shoulder-blade. The exact location ofContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

An interesting post for people with upper neck pain when carrying a bag in one hand or tension when wearing a heavy coat. This trigger point creates a focus of pain in the upper neckContinue reading