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Lateral Pterygoid Muscle - Trigger Point Release

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Tips for Treating Trigger Points - Lateral Pterygoid   Trigger Points in the Lateral Pterygoid are a Common Cause of Cheek Pain  The superior head of the lateral pterygoid is sometimes called the sphenomeniscus, because it inserts into the disc of the temporomandibular joint. ORIGIN Superior head: lateral surface of greater wing of sphenoid. Inferior head: lateral surface of lateral pterygoid plate of sphenoid.     Lateral Pterygoid Trigger Points      INSERTION Superior head: capsule and articular disc of the temporomandibular joint. Inferior head: neck of mandible. ACTION Protrudes mandible. Opens mouth. Moves mandible from side to side (as...

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