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Self-Care – Pain in the Front of Shoulder when Reaching to the Side

This is a problem in the clavicular division of the pectoralis major muscle, which is in the chest, just beside the shoulder that hurts. Change your activities: First, try to correct the perpetuating activity of wearing a backpack. Often, that is not possible as it is a part of the activities of daily living. Also, avoid …

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Anterior Thorax (Chest) – Side Arm – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

This neuromuscular protocol treats the extrinsic chest muscles of the anterior thorax from a side-arm position. This makes access to the pectoralis minor, subclavius, serratus anterior, and more accessible as the breast tissue is easily draped and to drops out of the way. Link to those muscles for a more complete treatment approach including integrative …

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Pain in front of shoulder when reaching out to the side

Client’s Description People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder when reaching to the side while their arm is at shoulder level. It is easy to adapt movement to avoid this unless there is a specific activity like holding the passenger seat while driving. This problem can be aggravated by carrying a backpack. The straps create …

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