Teres Major/Minor Muscle Location and Trigger Points

Muscle Location and Trigger Points 

Teres Referred Pain Patterns

The Teres major and Teres minor are two muscles that are closely related, and also comprise part of the rotator cuff muscles.  Teres minor helps rotate the arm outward, while Teres major helps extend the arm backward and pull the arm down.

Trigger Points in the Teres minor refer pain to a very small and specific area of the back of the shoulder, near the outer edge of the shoulder blade.  Numbness and tingling, but not pain, in the fourth and fifth fingers is also commonly associated with Teres minor.

Teres major Trigger Points create a feeling of sharp pain in the back of the shoulder and arm, often feeling like pain in the Deltoid muscle.

These muscles are small, but important.  They become easily fatigued and affected by Trigger Points.  Using the Pressure Pointer to treat these muscles can help decrease these symptoms. 

Teres Stretch

Place right arm over and behind head with elbow bent, as shown.
Grasp right wrist with left hand and pull gently, until a stretch is felt.
Hold for 10-15 seconds.
Repeat for other side.
Repeat cycle three times, at least three times daily.

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