Trigger point pain from Pectoralis Minor Trigger Point #One and how to find relief

STEP 1: How to Locate the Pectoralis Minor Trigger Point #One

The Pectoralis Minor is present over your chest. It arises from the third to fifth ribs and inserts into the upper part of the shoulder blade. Place a hand on your chest near the armpit. Lift your other arm up behind you, bringing it forward over your head; you will feel a muscle tense. This is your pectoralis minor muscle. It is commonly overworked in tennis players and cricketers.

STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Pectoralis Minor Trigger Point # One

You will need a ball to self-release the Pectoralis Minor muscle. Place the ball over the TrP as shown in the previous video. Lean against the wall with the ball in between. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.

STEP 3: How to Stretch the Pectoralis MinorTrigger Point # One

To stretch the Pectoralis Minor, you will need a pillow and a yoga block or bolster. Lie down on the floor with your head resting comfortably on the pillow. Roll over and bring the leg of the side you would like to stretch (say the left) to rest over the bolster or yoga block. The bolster should be placed on your right side. Take your left arm and place it above and behind your head diagonally across your body as far as you can while keeping your right hand stretched out to your side. The position of the arm is important; do not stretch the arm diagonally, but ensure that it is up and horizontal to the body, and that the shoulder is not touching the floor. Hold for about 30 seconds, and release.


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