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Rhomboid Minor
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 Rhomboid Minor is a back muscle which connects the scapula to the spinal column.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the spinous processes of C7 and T1.
  • Insertion: Attaches to the root of the spine of the scapula.

Action: Adducts and rotates the scapula, aids in the adduction of the arm.

Synergist: Pectoralis major and minor, Subclavius, Serratus anterior, Latissimus dorsi, Trapezius, Rhomboid major, Levator scapulae.

Antagonist: Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres major and minor, Subscapularis.

 

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Nerve Supply: Dorsal Scapular Nerve (C4, C5).

Vascular supply: Descending scapular artery.

Travell and Simons Trigger Point Pain Referral:  

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Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms: Popping and grinding noises during movement of the scapula, aching pain at rest, rounded shoulders or slumped posture, and the inability to stand upright.

Trigger Point Activating and Perpetuating Factors: Hanging wallpaper, lifting boxes over your head, pull-ups, and extensive work at a computer.

Differential Diagnosis: Degenerative disc disease, (Segmental, Subluxation, Somatic dysfunction) C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 T1 or T2 radiculopathy, Myocardial Infarction, Intervertebral stenosis, Pleurisy, Fibromyalgia, Scapulocostal syndrome, Pulmonary carcinoma, Sprain/Strain syndrome, Tetanus, Systemic infections or inflammation, Nutritional inadequacy, Metabolic imbalance, Toxicity, Side effects of medication.

 

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