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Treating Trigger Points in the Quadratus Lumborum

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  Quadratus Lumborum     Treating Trigger Points in the Quadratus Lumborum - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   Lower Back Pain (LBP) and especially chronic LBP is often associated with trigger points in the Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscles. The QL is small muscle that punches way above its weight. The QL laterally flexes the vertebral column; fixes the 12th rib during deep respiration (e.g. helps stabilize diaphragm for singers exercising voice control); and helps extend the lumbar part of the vertebral column, and provide it with lateral stability. Being such an active muscle, trigger points form in the QL for...

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Treating the Iliotibial Band (ITB) | Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL) | Hip Restrictions

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Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)       Tensor Fasciae Latae - Sports Massage - Stuart Hinds     TFL Trigger Points - Pain can refer midway down the lateral thigh and will often radiate to the knee The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a vitally important structure in providing stability through the knee and pelvis. This muscle is a junction for several chains, including the spiral and lateral chains. The anteromedial fibers are responsible for flexion of the thigh, while the posterolateral fibers provide stability to the knee.   Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds         The tensor...

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Treating the Triceps

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  The Triceps Muscle       Treating the Triceps Muscle   Pain referring from triceps trigger points can be felt in the neck, upper trapezius, deltoids, upper arm and the elbow. Along with its “little helper,” anconeus, the triceps brachii assists deceleration of flexion at the glenohumeral joint and the elbow joint. The radial nerve can be irritated by contracture or spasm of the lateral aspect of this muscle. Other symptoms can lead to a misdiagnosis of pain felt in the elbow and triceps brachii as tennis elbow, although there is often a connection.  Triceps trigger points are also...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Defining a Frozen Shoulder

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    Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (Adhesive Capsulitis)       Treating Frozen Shoulder - Maureen Abson    What is Frozen Shoulder?  Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) is among the most severe, painful and debilitating shoulder conditions. It is fairly common and rarely the result of an underlying illness or pathology. Frozen Shoulder affects as many as 2-5% of the population.  Experts define frozen shoulder as "a stiff shoulder with less than 50% of normal range of active and passive motion in any direction". Although it is fairly common, one of the main problems is that frozen shoulder is often misdiagnosed.  Causes The causes...

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How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis           Treating Plantar Fasciitis - Maureen Abson   Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that can be very debilitating and often strikes people who are fit and active.  It used to be called "policeman's heel" as it was an occupational hazard for police officers walking the beat. The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the middle foot bones.  It supports the longitudinal arch and acts as a shock absorber for the foot.    Someone with plantar fasciitis has developed micro-tears and subsequent inflammation in the plantar fascia,...

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