Assisted Stretching for Trigger Points - Infraspinatus
Stretching for Trigger Points - Infraspinatus
Trigger Points in Infraspinatus are common and typically associated with shoulder and arm injuries
The infraspinatus is an important muscle in scapula positioning as it decelerates internal rotation and shoulder flexion
Like all the rotator cuff (SITS) muscles, the infraspinatus relies on an efficient core (lumbopelvic - hip complex) to translate the forces needed from the lower limbs to the upper limbs.
Trigger Point Pain Pattern/Referral
Deep shoulder joint pain is felt when trigger points are active. The pain will typically present in the biceps brachii and down the side of the shoulder, and radiating as far as the thumb.
Severe pain is often felt in the anterior deltoid and bicipital groove. It's also not unusual for pain to radiate to the posterior neck.
Combined with other SITS muscles, these trigger points may cause symptoms mistaken for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder syndrome).
Infraspinatus Trigger Points
Infraspinatus Trigger Point and Referred Pain
Infraspinatus Trigger Point and Referred Pain
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