Pronator Teres - Static Cupping
Treating Pronator Teres Trigger Points - Static Cupping
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Treating Pronator Teres Trigger Points
Trigger Points in Pronator Teres are a common cause of elbow, forearm and wrist pain, and stiffness.
Both vacuum and static cupping techniques are increasingly used by therapists in conjunction with massage and compression, to treat these trigger points.
Humeral head: lower third of medial supracondylar ridge and common flexor origin on anterior aspect of medial epicondyle of humerus.
Ulnar head: medial border of coronoid process of ulna.
Mid-lateral surface of radius (pronator tuberosity).
Pronator Teres - Common Trigger Point Site
Pronates forearm. Assists flexion of elbow joint.
Median nerve, C6, 7.
Basic Functional Movement
Examples: pouring liquid from a container; turning a doorknob.
Pronator Teres Trigger Point and Referred Pain Map
Strong pain “deep” into palmar region of wrist (lateral), radiating up anterolateral forearm.
Pain in wrist (lateral), pain on supination, hairdressers (overuse of scissors), inability to “cup” hands together (especially “cupping”and extension of wrist), shoulder pain (compensatory), wrist pain on driving.
Prolonged gripping, massaging, wrist fractures or falls, casts, sports (e.g. forehand spin with racquet, using ski poles), occupational.
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Carpal tunnel swelling. Osteoarthritis
of proximal thumb joint. Distal radioulnar discopathy. Epicondylitis.
Finger flexors, scalenes, pectoralis major, pronator quadratus.
Stretching techniques. Self-massage. Change grip and techniques in tennis/golf. Review driving posture and grip on steering wheel.
2. Identify trigger point.
3. Use stroking massage downward.
4. Continue massage to end of muscle.
5. Repeat 3 times.
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