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Teres Major
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 Teres Major is a muscle of the shoulder.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the posterior surface of the inferior angle of the scapula.
  • Insertion: Attaches into the medial lip of the bicipital groove of the humerus.

Action: Adducts, extends and medially rotates the arm.

Synergist: Latissimus Dorsi and Subscapularis.

 

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Nerve Supply: Lower subscapular nerve (C5, C6).

Vascular supply: Scapular circumflex artery.

Travell and Simons Trigger Point Pain Referral:  

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Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms: Shoulder pain upon movement.

Trigger Point Activating and Perpetuating Factors: Climbing a mountain, rope or trees; opening and closing large valve wheels; driving automobiles and/or construction/farm equipment with out power assisted steering

Differential Diagnosis: Supraspinatus tendinitis, C5 C6 or C7 radiculopathy, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Dislocation/Subluxation of the Glenohumeral joint, Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder), Polymyalgia rheumatica, Polymyositis, Charcotís joint, Subacromial/Subdeltoid bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Post injection soreness, Systemic infections or inflammation, Nutritional inadequacy, Metabolic imbalance, Toxicity, Side effects of medication.

 

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