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Treating Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior

Posted by Judith Winer on

Serratus Anterior Muscle     How to Locate and Treat Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior     The Serratus Anterior Pain is Often Mistaken for C8 Nerve Problems Actions will change, depending on the origin or insertion being fixed. With the arm static, movement occurs at the ribcage, accelerating or decelerating the ribs as required (e.g. forced exhalation). Pain will be experienced on the side of the ribcage, traveling into the armpit and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula. Pain is often mistaken for C8 nerve problems, as pain is referred down the...

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Winged Scapula | Serratus Anterior | Trigger Point Therapy

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Trigger points in the Serratus anterior muscle can cause a variety of symptoms including pain referred across the chest and down the arm. They may also be the cause of scapula dysfunction.   Trigger Point Anatomy - Serratus Anterior          Winged Scapula is a problem that affects a small, but wide-ranging, part of the population The scapula, or shoulder blade, is the largest bone of the shoulder and has 17 different muscles attached to it. These muscles both stabilize the arm and allow it to move. The muscles move together like a well-oiled machine but when things...

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Serratus Anterior - Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

    The Serratus Anterior Pain is Often Mistaken for C8 Nerve Problems Actions will change, depending on the origin or insertion being fixed. With the arm static, movement occurs at the ribcage, accelerating or decelerating the ribs as required (e.g. forced exhalation). Pain will be experienced on the side of the ribcage, traveling into the armpit and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula. Pain is often mistaken for C8 nerve problems, as pain is referred down the inside of the arm into the palm, fifth digit (little finger), and fourth digit. As this...

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Trigger Point Anatomy - Serratus Anterior

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Trigger Point Anatomy - Serratus Anterior Muscles   Serratus Anterior Trigger Points and Pain Referral Trigger points in the serratus anterior are commonly detected and treated for local pain. In these cases the client will typically report pain in the rib cage, pain in the general area of the arm pit and in either case the pain may be felt more acutely with deep breathing. Where other possible conditions have been examined and ruled out, trigger points in the serratus anterior are often discovered to be connected with the pain. In other cases however, pain from trigger points in the...

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