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Anconeus
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 Anconeus is a superficial posterior muscle of the forearm.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the dorsal part of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
  • Insertion: Attaches to the lateral aspect of the olecranon and the dorsal surface of the ulna.

Action: Extends the forearm.

Nerve Supply: Radial Nerve (C7, C8).

Vascular supply: Profunda Brachii Artery.

Travell and Simons Trigger Point Pain Referral:  

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Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms: Pain with forced extension of the elbow, as in the dominant elbow in playing tennis and in the non-dominant elbow in playing golf.

Trigger Point Activating and Perpetuating Factors: Sitting propped up on the elbow for an extended period of time, overuse, over extension of the arm.

Differential Diagnosis: Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow), (Segmental, Subluxation, Somatic dysfunction) C6 or C7 radiculopathy, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neurogenic arthropathy (Charcotís Joint), Sprain/Strain of the elbow, Systemic infections or inflammation, Nutritional inadequacy, Metabolic imbalance, Toxicity, Side effects of medication.

 

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