Trigger point pain from Subclavius and how to find relief

Jun 7, 2018 | Arm Pain, Trigger Point Therapy

Subclavius and Forearm pain

Even though Subclavius is a muscle located above the clavicle in the chest region its pain pattern commonly manifests down the arm. However the same pain pattern is common for many other muscles too.

That is why using our app Painalog can help you identify the exact combination of muscles that are the cause of your pain.

You can download the app on Google Play Store or get it on App store and give it whirl for free for seven days. However if you are sure that it is the Subclavius then read on to learn how to locate, self release and stretch the muscle.

STEP 1: How to Locate the Subclavius Trigger Point #One

The Subclavius is a muscle, as the name suggests, present below the clavicle or collarbone and helps in the depression of the shoulder. Place your hand over the midline at the base of your neck, and run the hand to one side. You should be able to feel the collarbone. If you aren’t able to perform these movements comfortably, lift the shoulder up and run your hand along it until you reach the collarbone. The Subclavius is present right below this bone. It’s trigger points are about two to three finger widths away from the midline, or approximately at a point between the outer 2/3 and inner 1/3 of the collarbone.

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

To self-release the Subclavius muscle you will need a ball and a wall. Place the ball over the trigger point as shown in the previous video, just under your collar bone. Lean forward with the ball over your TrP such that it is between you and the wall. You may tilt your torso to the “ball side” to increase the pressure. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.

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