How to Treat Coracobrachialis?
The coracobrachialis is a deep muscle of the shoulder that often becomes tight and is especially susceptible to over-training injuries
This muscle is the smallest of the 3 muscles that attach to the coracoid process - the other two muscles that attach to the coracoid process are pec minor and the short head of the biceps.
Originating from the scapula and inserting into the humerus, the coracobrachialis allows us to adduct and flex our arms.
It also works as a key stabiliser for the shoulder joint and plays a minor role in assisting internal rotation of the humerus.
In some cases the musculocutaneous nerve, which passes through the coracobrachialis, can become trapped - nerve entrapment.
In these cases clients typically report weakness in the affected arm with the feeling of nerve sensation through the forearm.
It should be noted that an actual tear of the coracobrachialis muscle can occur but is very rare.
Coracobrachialis is susceptible to over-use (over-training) which leads to a tightening and shortening of the muscle - often combined with trigger points.
Clients typically report symptoms as "unexplained" pain through the arm and shoulder, in some cases continuing all the way down to the back of the hand.
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