Trigger point pain from Intercostals Trigger Point #Seven and how to find relief
STEP 1: How to Locate the Intercostals Trigger Point #Seven
The Intercostals, as their name suggests, are muscles present between the ribs. There are twelve ribs, and the External Intercostal and Internal Intercostals lie between each of them. The sixth Intercostal Set is present between the sixth and seventh rib. Feel for the ribs and locate the sixth Intercostal, testing for sensitive spots over the area. These are your trigger points.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Intercostals Trigger Point # Seven
To self-release the Intercostal muscle, you will need a pillow. Locate the region where you experience pain using the method shown in the previous video. Feel for sensitive spots in the area and apply pressure with your fingers. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.
STEP 3: How to Stretch the IntercostalsTrigger Point # Seven
To stretch the Intercostal muscles, you will need a bolster and a pillow, or a large stack of books, or a yoga ball. The Intercostals help with respiration and draw the ribs closer together. To stretch this muscle, we’ll be doing the opposite and expanding the rib cage. A simple way is by placing the bolster and pillow near your back and laying down with your chest over the pillow, arching your upper torso and leaving space for your ribcage to expand. Lift your arm up over your head and breathe normally. Stay relaxed and hold for 30 seconds to a minute before releasing.