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By Pressure Positive December 3, 2014 No comments
Chronic pain is not a small or joking matter. Living in pain can drastically affect your life, not only physically, but also your emotional well-being and your relationships. Students and practitioners of the Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy field look to the brilliant work of Dr. Janet Travell (President Kennedy's personal physician) for insights into the causes of chronic pain many patients are dealing with. This issue of Muscle News is based on Dr. Travell's powerful statement that if there was only one thing we could do for anyone in chronic pain, it would be to check for and correct a specific set of Underlying Perpetuating Factors (UPF's).
By Pressure Positive October 1, 2014 No comments
As we have seen in previous issues, trigger points can sometimes mimic more severe health problems. One of the most serious and concerning health problems is the myocardial infarction (heart attack), which is often accompanied by pain in the left chest,shoulder and down the inside of the left arm, forearm and hand. These symptoms just happen to be very similar to the symptoms of trigger points in the star of this month's Muscle News ... a chest muscle known as the Pectoralis Minor (Pec Minor).
A Frozen Shoulder can take a lot of fun out of summer warmth. Just about any sport or activity involving lifting your arm above your head, reaching across your chest, or reaching back and up behind you can be spoiled. Add pain in the wrist on the same side and you are in for a frustrating time doing anything with that arm.
Your kneecaps (patella bone) are designed for more than just good looks. Their real and very important function is to give added leverage to your Quadriceps muscles (knee muscles in the front of your thigh). When running, biking, swimming or climbing, you need all the leverage you can get to handle the amazing amount of force that is put through your knees. In fact, because of their importance, kneecap problems can be the unfortunate demise of an athlete's career...
Happy Spring! This issue of Muscle News covers an aggravating pain in the shoulder, hand and arm that nothing seems to relieve. We will show you The Secret technique to treating one of the most frequently missed and mistreated trigger points in the human body – the Serratus Posterior Superior!