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Trigger Point Release - Dry Needling the Deltoid Muscle

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      The Deltoid Muscle    Pain in the Deltoids is most often mistaken for bursitis or a rotator cuff injury   Deltoid Anatomy and Trigger Points  - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner         The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency. Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points. The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for myofascial trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy and medical...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Supraspinatus

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      Supraspinatus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD   Treating the Rotator Cuff    Trigger points in supraspinatus typically cause deep pain in the lateral shoulder, forearm, and wrist The supraspinatus works in conjunction with the deltoid to produce abduction at the glenohumeral joint. Because of its insertion superiorly onto the greater tuberosity, the muscle pulls the humeral head into the glenohumeral joint, thereby providing the stability needed while the deltoid (pulling halfway down the humerus) abducts the arm.   Supraspinatus - Common Trigger Point Sites         How to Dry Needle the Supraspinatus  -...

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Trigger Point Release | Shoulder Pain | Rhomboids

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Trigger points in the Rhomboid muscles will typically cause pain around the scapula and in the area between the scapula and the spine         Assessing Scapula Pain and Treating Trigger Points in the Rhomboids - Paul Townley     Trigger Points in the Rhomboids are often associated with chronic poor posture [Greek rhomboiedes, parallelogram- shaped with oblique angles (and only the opposite sides equal); Latin minor, smaller; major, larger] Generally referred to as the rhomboids, these are actually two muscles (major and minor).  The rhomboid minor is smaller than the major and sits immediately above the rhomboid major....

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"Wear, Tear and Repair" Syndrome - Shoulder Injuries

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The Shoulder Joint     Overview of Shoulder Biomechanics - Paul Townley (PT)     Shoulder injuries are often more painful at night. This can lead to a damaging "wear, tear, and repair" syndrome. During the daytime, the weight of the arm itself cuts off some of the blood supply to the shoulder muscles. This is generally not problematic. However, when shoulder muscles are injured or damaged this has several important implications.   Shoulder Pain and Trigger Points   Muscle Damage First, any muscle damage is not repaired during the daytime. This is because muscle damage needs a healthy blood...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Anterior Deltoid

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  Deltoid Muscle   Anterior Deltoid - How to Find Trigger Points       The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points. The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for myofascial trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy and correctly prescribed exercise. Deltoid Trigger Points Pain is felt as a dull ache for the most part, with increased pain on contraction...

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