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Pectineus
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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 Pectineus is a muscle of the medial thigh.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the pectineal line of the pubis, lateral to the pubic tubercle.
  • Insertion: Attaches to the line stretching to the lesser trochanter of the linea aspera.

Action: Flexes, adducts, and medially rotates the thigh.

Synergist:

Antagonist: Gluteus maximus, Adductor magnus (posterior part).

 

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Nerve Supply: Femoral and sometimes Obturator Nerves (L2, L3, L4).

Vascular supply: Medial femoral circumflex, Obturator arteries.

Travell and Simons Trigger Point Pain Referral:  

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Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms: Groin pain, restricted ROM, sleeping with a pillow between the knees eases the pain.

Trigger Point Activating and Perpetuating Factors: Mechanical overload (groin pull), tripping or falling, fracture or hip replacement, forceful adduction and flexion movement.

Differential Diagnosis: Hip joint disease, Pubic stress symphysitis, Sprain/Strain of the thigh, Groin pull, (Segmental, Subluxation, Somatic dysfunction) L1 L2 L3 or L4 radiculopathy, Lymphedema, Lymphatic cancer, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Obturator nerve entrapment (mimics similar pain patterns), Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Systemic infections or inflammation, Nutritional inadequacy, Metabolic imbalance, Toxicity, Side effects of medication.

 

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