Tag: shoulder

Trigger Points – Pain Behind the Shoulder When Lifting Arm

Client’s Description When the trigger point is less advanced, people hold their arm out with the elbow away from their side,  reach around to touch the back of the shoulder behind the arm pit andContinue reading

Trigger Points – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Client’s Description People complain of pain under the shoulder blade that can’t be reached. It aches fairly constantly. This pain can become so vague, unreachable and constant that people do not consider it in their pain patternsContinue 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 – Shoulder pain when sleeping on your side

Client’s Description People complain of pain that disturbs their sleep when lying on the painful shoulder or on the opposite shoulder. It is a deeper pain than the illustration suggests. They have spent most of theirContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Pain, burning and tingling in the back of the head

Client’s Description When the trigger point is mild, people complain of a headache and run their hand up and down the back of their head on one side. They often complain of a bigger areaContinue reading

How I became a fan of Active Isolated Stretching.

In the mid-90s, I had a client. Let’s call him Rastus. I used craniostructural techniques to, at first, deal with his headaches. They, however, made big differences in his demeanor. Rastus was in his early 40s andContinue 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