Frontalis Muscle: Forehead, Sinus Pain, Headaches

Frontalis Muscle Pain

Pain and aching across the forehead are often a result of tension or trigger points in the frontalis muscle.

  • Aching pain across the forehead
  • Can contribute to eye strain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the frontalis?

  • Aching pain in the forehead
  • Can contribute to eye strain

What movements does the frontalis muscle control?

  • Wrinkles the skin of the forehead
  • Elevates the eyebrows

Activities that cause frontalis pain and symptoms:

  • Constant raising of the eyebrows
  • Constant frowning

Interesting facts about the frontalis:

  • The frontalis is one of the easiest and possibly the most self massaged muscle on the human body. If you experience a headache across the forehead or forehead tightness, try massaging from the top of the eyebrow straight up past the hairline. This technique goes with the muscle fibers and helps stretch and relax the muscle.
  • Contributes to the deep wrinkles across the forehead.
Frontalis Muscle

You use the extensor digitorum muscle when you straighten your fingers and wrist.

Clinical diagnoses to which this muscle symptoms may contribute:

  • Tension headaches
  • Persistent eye strain

Other muscles that should be considered and examined in conjunction with the frontalis:

Satellite Trigger Points of  the Frontalis: Sternocleidomastoid (clavicular head)

For detailed anatomy information see: Frontalis Anatomy



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