Treating Trigger Points - Infraspinatus
Infraspinatus - Trigger Point Anatomy
The infraspinatus is an important muscle in scapula positioning as it decelerates internal rotation and shoulder flexion
As with each of the other rotator cuff muscles (Supraspinatus, Subscapularis, Teres Minor) the infraspinatus depends upon an efficient core (lumbopelvic-hip complex) to translate the forces required from the lower to the upper limbs.
Clients typically present with deep shoulder pain (in the joint). In some cases pain will also refer to the biceps and down the side of the shoulder, radiating as far as the thumb.
Severe pain in the anterior deltoid and bicipital groove are a common aspect of these trigger points, with pain also experienced in the posterior neck.
Together with the other rotator cuff muscles, these trigger points can cause symptoms that can be easily misdiagnosed as a frozen shoulder.
This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell.