Do your shoulders hurt when typing or driving?
Do your shoulders hurt when typing or driving? The Deltoids The deltoid muscles make up the very superficial (closest to the skin) muscles of the shoulder. They help to hold your arm up when driving, typing or holding a tool. If
Do you have pain in your shoulder when you rub your lower back?
Back Rub Test Coracobrachialis Muscle If you're experiencing pain in your upper arm and shoulder, the culprit may be the coracobrachialis muscle. This muscle is located underneath the pec muscle, and can often be a source of pain and discomfort. Fortunately, there is
Carpal Tunnel and Massage | How To Massage Carpal Tunnel
Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from repetitive stress that causes pain due to increased inflammation in the area. The pain is due to nerve ischemia or a temporary lack of oxygen to the nerve. Because doctors will only do
Why can I only sleep sitting up?
Why Can I Only Sleep Sitting Up? The Scalene Muscles Is it only comfortable for you to sleep sitting up? You may have trigger points in the scalene muscles. The scalenes are made up of 4 muscles: the anterior, medius, minimus, and posterior
IT Band Pain – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
Tensor Fasciae Latte IT Band Pain You just came home from your vacation on the beach and now every time you sit down for any length of time your hip is killing you! What is up with that?! Trigger points in the
How to Stop Lower Back Pain- Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
The Quadratus Lumborum How to Stop Lower Back Pain The quadratus lumborum is the most common muscle that causes lower back pain. It causes sometimes severe pain when standing upright. The pain is usually deep and aching and may feel like a lightening
Does the Back of Your Shoulder Hurt?
Back of Your Shoulder Hurt? Teres Major Although trigger points in the teres major are rare, they can be very painful..especially in the back of your shoulder! Trigger points in the teres major refer pain deep into the deltoid area of the
Tennis Elbow Treatment
The Supinator Muscle How To Fix Tennis Elbow You've just sat down to watch the new Bachelorette and you reach over to grab your cup for a sip of water. Next thing you know, there's water everywhere and your elbow has a shooting
Treating Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior
Serratus Anterior Muscle Pain Does it hurt to breathe? Did it start after a really long run or after you were sick?Have you ever experienced a sharp, burning sensation in your shoulder blade or chest? You may be experiencing pain in your serratus
Does Massage Work for Bursitis?
Does Massage work for Bursitis? A bursa is a small, flat fluid filled sac that reduces friction between tendons and bones. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, caused by overuse. Some things that would make bursitis more likely to occur are
The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain
The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain The Gluteus Medius Almost every day I have a client say, "ow! I didn't know I was sore there". They say this about the commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain--the gluteus medius. The gluteus
Do You Have a Pain in Your Butt? and I’m not talking about your husband
Gluteus Maximus Do You Have a Pain in Your Butt? The gluteus maximus is the largest and most superficial muscle of the sitting muscles. When you have trigger points in this muscle it can cause pain in your butt when sitting, swimming or
Triceps Cause Elbow Pain
Are you having elbow pain? The Triceps The triceps take up the majority of the back of the arm. If there are trigger points in the triceps, there will be referral patterns up the back of the arm into the back of
This Gets Confused for Sciatica All The Time
The Piriformis Sciatica Pain I had a client once who had pain in her lower back so bad that she couldn't stand up straight walking into the office. She had pain running down the back of her leg and even into her
Cause of Thumb Joint Pain Not What You Would Expect
The Brachialis Cause of Thumb Joint Pain The brachialis lies under the bicep muscle in the upper arm. When there are trigger points in it, they mostly refer down to cause thumb joint pain. The pain will sometimes extend upward over the
The Peroneus Muscles- Why You Have Weak Ankles
The Peroneus Muscles The peroneus muscles are part of the lateral shin. They help point the foot and evert it. Weakness in any of these muscles can contribute to weak ankles and people with problems in the peroneals sprain their ankle frequently.
How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Pain
How do you know if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome How many of you have had tingling pain in your wrist and hand that has woken you up in the middle of the night? This may be an indicator that you have carpal
How To Stop Back Pain Before It Starts
How To Stop Back Pain Before It Starts Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day, lifting heavy weights on a construction site or rushed off your feet doing the school run, most of us will experience and want to stop back pain
This Is the Best Way to Treat Sore Muscles After a Workout
This Is the Best Way to Treat Sore Muscles After a Workout For many people, the mark of a good workout is waking up with sore muscles. Common as it is, though, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about soreness. Can you work
Here’s Why Your Legs Always Cramp At Night—And How To Make The Pain Go Away
Here’s Why Your Legs Always Cramp At Night—And How To Make The Pain Go Away If painful leg cramps wake you up in the middle of the night, you’re not alone—far from it. Up to 60% of adults say they’ve experienced leg cramps