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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.