Trigger Point Dry Needling


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Shoulder Pain

Trigger points refer pain to the shoulder that frequently mimic the symptoms associated with such diagnoses as rotator cuff muscle tears, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”), tendonitis and impingement syndrome.

Examples of these muscles are the infraspinatus, supraspinatus, scalene, and subscapularis.

Scalene - Trigger Point Map

Fig A: Scalene

Supraspinatus - Trigger Point Map

Fig B: Supraspinatus

Infraspinatus - Trigger Point Map

Fig C: Infraspinatus

Subscapularis - Trigger Point Map

Fig D: Subscapularis


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