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Breathing Trouble

Oblique Muscles Pain: Abdomen, Pelvic and Groin Pain

    The oblique muscles contribute to pain on your side in the rib cage and waist area, lower abdomen, groin, and pelvis. They can also contribute to heartburn, indigestion, bladder pain and incontinence, and testicle pain.

    Latissimus Dorsi Muscle: Shoulder, Arm, Low Abdominal, Pain

      The latissimus dorsi muscle can contribute to pain in the shoulder, upper back, and arm going down into the hand. The muscle can also cause pain in the side of the ribcage and lower abdomen. It is the muscle that most often causes the ‘side stitch’.

      Subclavius Muscle: Collarbone, Arm, Hand, Finger Pain

        The subclavius muscle is found just under the collarbone. It contributes to pain in the area around the clavicle (collarbone), shoulder, upper arm, forearm, thumb and fingers. It can also contribute to tingling and numbness in the arm and hand.

        Scalene Muscles: Neck, Shoulder, Chest, Upper Back, Arm, Pain

          Scalene muscles are a prime contributor to thoracic outlet syndrome as well as neck, shoulder, chest, upper back and arm pain. Muscle twitching, jerking and restlessness similar to restless leg syndrome felt in the neck and shoulder is a classic sign of scalene dysfunction

          Intercostal Muscles: Rib Pain, Breathing Difficulty

            The intercostal muscles are found between the ribs. The muscles can contribute to pain in and around the rib cage. They are also a major contributor to pain in the sides and in between the ribs known as a side stitch.