Tag: oitf-thoracic-outlet

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

Subclavius- Functional Anatomy

Subclavius Subclavius mostly assists in the protraction of the shoulder by depressing the clavicle. Origin -anterior costal cartilage of the first rib Insertion – medial inferior aspect of the clavicle Function – depresses the clavicleContinue reading

Pectoralis Minor – Functional Anatomy

Pectoralis Minor Pectoralis minor is a fan-shaped muscle in the front of the shoulder that secures the lateral angle of the scapula to the rib cage. Superficially, it is covered by the pectoralis major. Studies for breastContinue 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