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Treating the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

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  Latissimus Dorsi Muscle      A muscle this size, covering so much of the ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function     Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner      A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint. When the insertion of the latissimus dorsi is flexed, the...

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Treating the Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)

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  Leg Muscle Anatomy Showing the TFL   Treating the Tensor Fasciae Latae - Stuart Hinds    The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscle plays a crucial role as it provides stability through the knee and pelvis   TFL trigger points are associated with a wide range of common hip and knee dysfunction are often encountered in a highly resistant form. Pain from these trigger points is often experienced at the level of the greater trochanter of the hip joint. The pain is almost always more intense when walking or running.     Stuart Hinds - Kinesio Taping for TFL Trigger Points...

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Treatment for Cervical and Thoracic Spondylosis

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Model of cervical spine showing spondylosis       Trigger points may have an impact on the development and severity of cervical spondylosis     Spondylosis is a medical term for both osteoarthritis of the spine and the general wear and tear that occurs in the joints and bones of the spine as people age The term can be used to describe degeneration in the neck—when this occurs it is referred to as cervical spondylosis. When it occurs in the middle back it is referred to as thoracic spondylosis.  Cervical Spondylosis The most common symptoms of cervical spondylosis are neck pain,...

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Digastricus Muscle - Trigger Points

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The Digastricus Muscle   Latin digastricus, having two (muscle) bellies Origin Anterior belly: digastric fossa on inner side of lower border of mandible, near symphysis. Posterior belly: mastoid notch of temporal bone.   a) Posterior, b) Anterior     Insertion Body of hyoid bone via a fascial sling over an intermediate tendon. Action Raises hyoid bone. Depresses and retracts mandible as in opening the mouth. Nerve Anterior belly: mylohyoid nerve, from trigeminal V nerve (mandibular division). Posterior belly: facial (V11) nerve. Trigger Point Referred Pain  Anterior: lower four incisor teeth, tongue, and lip, occasionally to chin. Posterior: strong 2 cm...

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Treating Trigger Points in the Biceps Brachii

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   Biceps Brachii Muscle   Biceps Brachii - Trigger Point Overview   Trigger Points in the Biceps are associated with most painful shoulder conditions including frozen shoulder The biceps brachii decelerates extension and pronation at the elbow and extension at the shoulder joint. It acts as a junction providing myofascial continuity between the thumb and the ribcage (especially obvious when the upper limb is abducted). The muscle plays a vital role in shoulder stability under dynamic conditions, and can contract with the triceps brachii to stabilize the elbow. It has been described as the muscle that puts in the corkscrew and...

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