Snapping Scapula Syndrome Exercises and Massage

Scapulothoracic Creptius, aka Snapping Scapula Snapping Scapula syndrome is a snapping, grinding, or popping sensation or sound with scapulothoracic movement. Although pain with shoulder movement is usually present, some may have no pain. It is also sometimes referred to as scapulothoracic bursitis, scapulothoracic crepitus, superior scapula syndrome, scapulocostal syndrome, retroscapular creaking, washboard syndrome, rolling scapula, … Read more

Rhomboid Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read on about trigger points in the rhomboid major and minor muscles, you may want to learn more basic information about the rhomboid muscles. As stated in the article linked above, the rhomboid major and minor muscles are active when performing exercises like the pullup or when drawing back on a bowstring. In … Read more

Infraspinatus Trigger Points and Referred Pain

Before you learn about infraspinatus trigger points you may want to read more basic information about the infraspinatus muscle. The infraspinatus, and important part of the shoulder rotator cuff, is particularly sensitive to trauma and wear and tear from overuse, especially among tennis players, overhead throwing athletes, skiers, swimmers, and anyone who must use excessive … Read more

Scalene Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

The scalene muscles of the neck are quite complex and can be a huge source of pain from myofascial trigger points. You may want to find out more about the scalenes before you read on about scalene pain syndromes. Scalene Trigger Point and Pain Causes As stated in the article linked above, since the scalenes … Read more

Trapezius Trigger Points and Referred Pain Pattern

Before you read about trapezius trigger points, their referred pains patterns, and self-release, you may want to find out more about the trapezius muscles. Although the trapezius is a very strong muscle, quite capable of handling its normal day-to-day functions, certain activities can overload the muscle and result in trigger points. Trapezius Trigger Points Causes … Read more