Tag: trigger points

Self Care – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Once in a while, this problem starts by awkwardly reaching up and back, but usually, this is a chronic problem.  The muscle tightens because the upper ribs have become chronically elevated. Also, there is theContinue reading

Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

This muscle is often overlooked and not treated until other muscles have been treated, which produce similar pain patterns. These patterns include scalenes, rhomboids, erectors, pectorals and multifidi. Serratus anterior can be hard to resolveContinue reading

Self-Care – Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

This pain is more likely to be caused by a weak and overstretched muscle instead of a short-tight one. If your shoulders hunch forward, this stretch will help. A vapo-coolant like Icy-Hot on the tenderContinue reading

Therapy Notes – Scalenes Supine

Palpation Structural anomalies are common in the scalenes. Developed palpation skills are needed to reach the proper belly for assessment and treatment. Be aware that the lateral tip of the cervical transverse process is bluntContinue reading

Self Care – Stiff, Swollen Hands in the Morning

Stiff and swollen hands are usually a problem when one sleeps on their back (as is often recommended) with their arms by their side. Some people avoid this problem, as well as “numbing and tinglingContinue reading

Trigger Points – Back Pain Across the Lower Ribs

Client’s Description These people complain of a band of pain across the mid back. They reach back and trace a band across their mid back. At this point, I have them stroke an ice cube overContinue reading

Trigger Points – Aching and Burning in the mid back

Client Description These people complain of aching or burning pain over the kidneys. Many of them have already had their kidneys checked but have not found any problems. If they have not had their kidneys checked, IContinue reading

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

Trigger Points – Pain Around the Crest of the Hip

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscles involved. If you have a stiffContinue reading