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Pointer Plus

Pointer Plus

The Pointer Plus is an easy to use trigger point (TP) locator which incorporates a push button stimulation feature to immediately treat Trigger point pain.


The Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, and Semimembranosus, which are posterior thigh muscles, comprise the Hamstring muscle group.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the ischial tuberosity with the long head of the biceps femoris.
  • Insertion: Attaches to the medial surface of the upper tibia and also the deep fascia of the leg.

Action: Flexes and rotates the leg medially when the knee is flexed and also extends the thigh.


Antagonist: Iliopsoas, Pectineus, Tensor fasciae latae, Adductor brevis, Sartorius.


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Nerve Supply: Sciatic Nerve (L5, S1, S2).

Vascular supply: Profunda femoris artery.

Travell and Simons Trigger Point Pain Referral:  

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Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms: The pain may be experienced while sleeping. The posterior leg pain is worsened during walking, and persistent sitting may result in deep buttocks, anterior thigh, or pain being experienced in the popliteal fossa. There is also pain when rising from a seated position.

Trigger Point Activating and Perpetuating Factors: Sitting in a chair where ones feet do not touch the floor for long periods of time.

Differential Diagnosis: (Segmental, Subluxation, Somatic dysfunction) L5 radiculopathy, S1 or S2 Nerve Compression, Postlaminectomy pain syndrome, Pulled or torn Hamstring, Sprain/Strain injury, Bone cancer, Bone fracture, Deep vascular thrombosis (DVT), Multiple sclerosis, Lipedema, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Fibromyalgia, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Complex regional pain syndrome), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Tension Myalgia, Coxa Plana, Cauda equina syndrome, Eosinophilic fasciitis, Tetanus, Systemic infections or inflammation, Nutritional inadequacy, Metabolic imbalance, Toxicity, Side effects of medication.


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