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Chest, Shoulder, Upper Back Muscles

Teres Major Muscle: Arm Pain

The teres major can contribute to pain in the shoulder, upper arm, and forearm. An indication of teres major muscle involvement is pain is felt in the shoulder and upper arm skipping the elbow and reoccurring in the back of the forearm.

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Rotator Cuff Subscapularis Muscle: Frozen Shoulder Pain

Severe deep pain in the back of the shoulder along with an aching band of pain in the back of the wrist are definite signs of subscapularis muscle dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the subscapularis muscle? Severe pain deep in the back of the shoulder Pain in the back of the…

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Serratus Posterior Inferior Muscle: Mid to Low Back Pain

Pain in the low-mid back is often caused by the serratus posterior inferior. Sleeping on a poor quality or old mattress can cause pain flairs from this muscle. Over stretching while reaching overhead will cause this muscle to spasm. What pain and symptoms are associated with the serratus posterior inferior? Aching in the low back…

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Trapezius Muscle: Stiff Neck, Headache, Eye, Jaw, Pain

Headaches, stiff neck, eye and jaw pain as well as aching and tingling in the back and arms may indicate trapezius muscle dysfunction. What pain and symptoms are associated with the trapezius muscle? Headache in the temple area Pain in the jaw that travels down into the neck and over behind the ear Pain behind…

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Serratus Posterior Superior Muscle: Breathing Difficulty

Pain under the shoulder blade, pain in the elbow point and pain in the wrist extending down into the little finger can indicate serratus posterior superior muscle dysfunction. What pain and symptoms are associated with the serratus posterior superior? Deep aching under the shoulder blade Pain in the low point of the elbow Pain in…

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Intercostal Muscles: Rib Pain, Breathing Difficulty

Rib pain, side cramps also called stitches and difficulty breathing can be signs of intercostal muscle dysfunction. What pain and symptoms are associated with the intercostal muscles? Pain in between or under the ribs Can cause a ‘stitch’  or sharp  pain in the side Pain in the rib area when lying on your side Pain when…

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Diaphragm: Chest Pain, Rib Pain, Difficulty Breathing

Chest pain, pain around the bottom of the ribs, a band of pain across the mid back and difficulty inhaling deeply can indicate diaphragm muscle dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the diaphragm? Chest pain Pain around the bottom ribs Can cause a ‘stitch’ or sharp pain in the side A band…

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Rhomboid Major and Rhomboid Minor Muscles: Grinding Popping Shoulder

Pain around the inside of the shoulder blade indicates rhomboid muscle dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the rhomboid major and minor muscles? Pain along the inside of the shoulder blade especially noticeable at rest. Popping and/or grinding noise when moving the shoulder blade Inability to straighten the upper body out of…

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