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

What pain and symptoms are associated with the subscapularis muscle? Severe pain deep in the back of the shoulder Pain in the back of the upper arm Pain over the shoulder blade area Pain can extend down the back of the arm Persistent aching in the wrist with extreme tenderness in the back of the…

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Serratus Posterior Inferior Muscle: Mid to Low Back Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the serratus posterior inferior? Aching in the low back often mistaken for kidney pain Pain in the low back when stretching to reach overhead Pain in the low back when twisting at the waist Pain in the low back when bending over Where is the serratus posterior inferior…

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

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 one eye Tension headache Contributes to dizziness Pain at the base of the skull Stiff neck Ache or burning sensation in the middle…

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Serratus Posterior Superior Muscle: Breathing Difficulty

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 the wrist and hand extending into the little finger Pain persists even at rest Pain is occasionally felt in the chest muscles Where is the serratus posterior superior…

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Intercostal Muscles: Rib Pain, Breathing Difficulty

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 twisting the body side to side Sharp pain while taking a deep breath, sneezing, coughing and laughing…

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Diaphragm: Chest Pain, Rib Pain, Difficulty Breathing

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the diaphragm? Chest pain Pain around the bottom ribs Can cause a ‘stitch’ or sharp pain in the side A band of pain across the middle back Where is the diaphragm muscle? The diaphragm is a mushroom shaped muscle that lies under the middle to lower ribcage. What…

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Rhomboid Major and Rhomboid Minor Muscles: Grinding Popping Shoulder

What pain and symptoms are 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 a slumped position Where are the rhomboid major and minor muscle located? The…

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