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Are You Experiencing Muscle and Joint Pain?

Is your lower back making everyday tasks difficult? Are headaches making it hard to think and function? Do you have other areas of unrelenting aches and pain?  Do your attempts to treat the pain often fall short?

Have you considered that even though you are treating the painful area, you are not treating the primary source of your pain?

The Wellness Digest Is Here To Help You Find The Source Of Your Muscle Pain

The Muscles

Abdominal and Low Back Muscles

Weak abdominal muscles can be a primary source of pain and symptoms in the abdomen, pelvis and lower back.  Difficulty walking and standing from a sitting position are common complaints.

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Chest, Shoulder, Upper Back Muscles

The shoulder and chest muscles are often a source of neck and upper back pain and stiffness.  Likewise, muscles located in the upper back can cause problems in the neck, shoulder, arm, and back.

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Back-Spine Muscles

These are the muscles that lie along the spinal column . These muscles can contribute to headaches, eye and ear pain, and feelings of weakness, tingling, and numbness in the hips and legs.

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Head and Neck Muscles

Muscles in the head, face, and neck not only cause headaches and painfully stiff necks, but can also contribute to sinus pain, irritated eyes, earaches, pain in the teeth, pain in the jaw, and sore throats.

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Arm Muscles

Muscles in the arm are notorious contributors to pain, feelings of tingling and numbness in the elbow, wrist, hand and fingers.  Muscles in the upper arm can contribute to pain in the shoulder, neck and upper back.

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Hand Muscles

Pain in the hand and fingers is often blamed on arthritis. But muscles in the hands, fingers as well as the arm and neck, can contribute to pain and stiffness. Treating dysfunction in the muscles can help relieve arthritis pain.

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Hip Muscles

Hip muscles cause discomfort in the hips and also contribute to sciatica-type symptoms. Pain and numbness going down the legs can be caused by hip muscles.

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Upper Leg Muscles

Upper leg muscles are known to be a prime cause of knee pain. These muscles are also factors in groin pain, pelvic pain as well as thigh pain.

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Low Leg Muscles

Foot pain and cramps, hammer and claw toes, knee pain, ankle pain, as well as leg pain and cramps can all have origins in the lower leg muscles.

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Foot Muscles

Muscles in the foot can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in foot, toes, and ankle. These symptoms can extend into the lower calf.

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Find Your Pain and Symptoms

Click on the tab below to find the most common areas of pain and disorders that contribute to muscle pain. Click on the entries to see the muscles that may be involved in your pain.

abdomen  achilles tendinitis  achilles tendon  acid reflux  adhesive capsulitis  ankle  ankle sprain  anterior cruciate ligament  appendicitis  arch  arm  arm weakness  asthma  bakers cyst  bicipital tendinitis  big toe  bladder  Blurred vision  brachial plexus entrapment  breathing  bronchitis  buckling knees  bulging disc  bunion  buttocks  Calcaneal compartment syndrome  calf  carpal tunnel syndrome  cauda equina syndrome  cervical spine hyperlordosis  charcot's joint  cheek  chest  clavicle  claw toe  colic  collarbone  concussion  constipation  costochondritis  crohns disease  cubital tunnel syndrome  deep vascular thrombosis  deep vein thrombosis  degenerative disc disease  diabetes  diabetic neuropathy  digestive system  dislocated knee  diverticulosis  dizziness  dupuytren's contraction  ear  elbow  emphysema  endometriosis  eye  eye strain  fallen arches  flat feet  floating patella  foot  foot cramps  forward head posture  frozen shoulder  gallbladder  ganglion cyst  glenohumeral joint separation  golfers elbow  gout  groin  growing pains  hammer toe  hamstring tendinitis  hamstrings  hand  head  head colds  head injury  headache  heart  heartburn  heel  heel spur  hernia  herniated disc  hip  hip pointer  iliotibial band syndrome  incontinence  irritable bowel syndrome  jaw  jaw clenching  kidney pain  knee  knee bugs  lateral epicondylitis  leg cramps  liver  locked knee  locking patella syndrome  low back  lower leg  lumbar spine hyperlordosis  mastoiditis  Medial epicondylitis  meniscus  menstrual pain  mid back  migraine  military neck  morton’s foot syndrome  mouth  neck  numbness  obturator nerve entrapment  olecranon bursitis  ovarian cyst  ovaries  pancreatitis  patella  patella femoral dysfunction  patellofemoral joint  pelvis  peripheral nerve entrapment  peripheral vascular disease  peripherial neuropathy  peroneal nerve entrapment  piriformis syndrome  plantar fasciitis  plantar wart  pleurisy  pneumonia  popliteus tendinitis  posterior compartment syndrome  posterior cruciate ligament  prolapsed disc  prostatitis  pubic stress symphysitis  quadratus lumborum syndrome  quadriceps  raynauds disease  reproductive system  restless leg syndrome  rib  ringing in the ear  rotator cuff  rotator cuff tear  rotator cuff tendinitis  rounded shoulders  ruptured achilles tendon  sacroiliac joint dysfunction  scalenes  scalp  sciatica  scoliosis  sensitive teeth  shoulder  shoulder pointer  shoulder weakness  side stitch  sinus  slipped rib  sore throat  spasmodic torticollis  spleen  spondylitis  stenosis  stiff neck  subacromial bursitis  subacromial tendinitis  subdeltoid bursitis  supraspinatus tendinitis  swallow  tailbone  tarsal tunnel syndrome  tearing eyes  teeth  temple  temporal mandibular joint dysfunction  tennis elbow  tensor fasciae latae syndrome  testicle  thigh  thoracic outlet syndrome  thoracic spine hyperkyphosis  thumb  TMJ  toe  trick knee  trigger finger  trochanteric bursitis  turf toe  ulnar neuropathy  upper arm  upper back  upper leg  urinary tract  varicose veins  vertebral vascular disorder  vision  weak ankles  weak knees  whiplash  wrist  wry neck 

Muscle Origin, Insertion, Innervation, Actions

This section is tailored toward students, medical personnel, manual therapists, personal and athletic trainers.  Here you will find attachments, innervations, and blood supply of the muscles most commonly treated manually. Also listed are the agonist and antagonist for each muscle action. A great resource for reference or study.