Digastric Muscle Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about digastric trigger points and its pain you may want to find out more about the digastric muscle itself. The digastric muscle, together with the pterygoid muscles and its synergists, the other suprahyoid muscles, is primarily responsible for opening the jaw. Therefore, overload can occur in this muscle during habitual open mouth … Read more

Masseter Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about masseter trigger points and the pain they cause, you may want to find out more about the masseter muscle. Masseter Trigger Points and Referred Pain The masseter muscle can easily become chronically tense with trigger points and it is the most likely muscle to cause severe problems with opening the jaw. … Read more

Temporalis Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about temporalis muscle pain from trigger points, you may want to find out more about the temporalis muscle. The temporalis muscle is a very-hardworking muscle of the jaw. Even though it is located on the side of the head, its primary function is to assist in closing and retracting the jaw as … Read more

Sternocleidomastoid Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before reading about sternocleidomastoid trigger points, you may want to find out more about the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Sternocleidomastoid Trigger Point Causes and Symptoms There is rarely pain present in the sternocleidomastoids themselves but they have the potential to refer a large amount of pain to areas of the head, face, throat, and sternum (see trigger … Read more