Frontalis Muscle: Forehead Sinus Pain, Headaches

What pain and symptoms are associated with the Frontalis?

Frontalis Muscle Pain

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

  • Aching pain across the forehead

Where is the frontalis muscle?

The frontalis muscle is the muscle of the forehead.

What movements does the frontalismuscle 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.

Clinical diagnoses to which this muscle symptoms may contribute:

Frontalis Muscle

You use the frontalis muscle to raise the eyebrows and wrinkle the forehead in a frown.

  • 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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