Infraspinatus

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Infraspinatus

The infraspinatus is the cause of more visits to serious massage practitioners than any other muscle, when it is inflamed it feels like something serious is wrong, it is hard to believe it is only a muscle causing this amount of pain, pain radiates from the shoulder down the arm front and back and into the fingers. Infraspinatus muscle pain will not allow sleep of a night because of it’s continuous ache and when the sufferer moves onto their side during the night the increase in pain will wake them up, sometimes it just does not go away regardless of what position is adopted. The infraspinatus, teres minor, supraspinatus and subscapularis make up the four rotator cuff muscles. In the clinic I find most tears occur in the supraspinatus as it runs from the shoulder to it’s anchor point, the greater tubercle.Continue reading