The trigger point referral patterns discussed here all create pain in the elbow from trigger points in the triceps muscle. Mostly, this pain occurs when you forcefully straighten the elbow. When they are chronic, they hurt all the time. Many patients complain of “tennis elbow.” Therapeutically, it is called “lateral epicondylitis” and can come from […]
Shoulder Pain During Swing Patients complain about pain in the shoulder occurring at the end of their golf swing. When I ask them to demonstrate, they slowly go through the golf swing, pausing a little extra at the end to produce the pain. Sometimes they will not get the pain unless they make the motion
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder, back of the upper arm, forearm, and hand. The primary complaint is often in the shoulder, especially when reaching behind the back to fasten a bra, tuck in a belt, etc.
People complain of an area of aching pain at the base of the shoulder blade. At times, this extends down the triceps and into the hand. They can’t reach it and may ask to trace the spot on my back or on the illustration that I have on the wall. It has a constant ache that
Pain across the chest and down the arm is similar to the sensations of heart attack. Most of my clients have already checked with their heart specialist and tests show that they are OK. People with these symptoms need to check with a medical doctor before getting bodywork that may mask important indicators. People usually complain
People complain about waking with stiff, swollen hands in the morning. Some of them have problems with tingling and sleeping hands in the night. They often get up and move their arms around until the tingling stops and the arms are awake again. Sometimes, they have stiff hands, pain, or tingling when they hold their arms
A patient will hold their arm up as if they have it on top of the steering wheel. They trace along the outside of their shoulder and say, “It hurts right here, and sometimes in my forearm.” As well, the pain can shift and bother them worse in the forearm. When I ask them if
Elbow! …and…shoulder People complain about persistent tennis elbow even though they’ve tried many different things around the elbow to get relief. However, it seems unresolvable. They usually don’t talk about the shoulder problem until I ask them if it has troubled them. When asked, tennis players often reveal that the elbow pain flares up when serving