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Treating the Brachioradialis Muscle

Posted by Judith Winer on

Brachioradialis Muscle         Brachioradialis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD   Active trigger points in brachioradialis are common and will often induce pain that is misdiagnosed as tennis elbow The brachioradialis is part of the superficial group and forms the lateral border of the cubital fossa. It is typical for the belly of the muscle to be prominent when working against resistance. The brachioradialis muscle works to flex the elbow and to help the extensors of the hand to bend the wrist up and back. The brachioradialis is commonly over-used and over-worked, especially by those who utilize gripping in their occupation....

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Muscle Energy Technique - Gastrocnemius

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Scroll down for step-by-step instructions for treating this muscle using the Muscle Energy Technique protocol       Gastrocnemius - Common Trigger Point Sites   Gastrocnemius The gastrocnemius is part of the composite muscle known as the triceps surae, which forms the prominent contour of the calf.  The triceps surae comprises the gastrocnemius, soleus, and plantaris. The popliteal fossa at the back of the knee is formed inferiorly by the bellies of the gastrocnemius and plantaris, laterally by the tendon of the biceps femoris, and medially by the tendons of the semimembranosus and semitendinosus. Trigger points in the gastrocnemius are...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Supraspinatus

Posted by Judith Winer on

      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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Treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ / TMJD)

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          TMJ Disorders - Anatomy Overview     It is estimated that 20–30% of the adult population will have TMJ problems at some point in their life TMJD disorder is sometimes called the ‘Great Impostor’ because of the multiplicity of symptoms. Pain, stiffness, clicking, clunking or popping sounds, and aching in the jaw muscles characterize this debilitating problem. Classically the headache is strongly felt in the region of the ear. Types of TMJD's Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD's) are problems affecting the joint between the lower jaw and base of the skull. There are two temporomandibular joints (TMJ's), one each side of the...

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Runner's Knee | Trigger Points | Quadriceps

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    Runner's Knee Considerations - Stuart Hinds    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee) is often associated with trigger points in the quadriceps muscles Pain in the patella (kneecap), especially after sitting for a long time or running downhill, may result from incorrect movement of the patella over the femur or tight tendons. The articular cartilage under the patella may become inflamed as well, leading to another condition called chondromalacia patellae which is found more commonly in women. The angle formed between the two lines of pull of the quadriceps muscle and the patellar (tendon) ligament is known as the...

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