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Doctor insights on: Muscles That Move The Pectoral Girdle

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

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TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Which muscles need strengthening when you have scoliosis in the thoracic region towards the right?

Which muscles need strengthening when you have scoliosis in the thoracic region towards the right?

ALL of back.: It needs a dedicated physical therapy regimen with posture, range of motion and strengthening. Personally, my kyphosis has markedly improved from activities you'd never expect: shoulder strengthening abdomenal strengthening overall weight loss ballroom dance. Spine is a dynamic system. And effects on one part affect all parts. ...Read more

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Middle upper back soreness when flexing those muscles and twisting that area. Is it likely muscular?

Middle upper back soreness when flexing those muscles and twisting that area. Is it likely muscular?

Probably muscular: The upper back is full of muscles that help the arms move above your head. They may often become tired or injured, causing soreness with movement. PT may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can bench pressing help to strengthen the muscles of your rotator cuff?

Can bench pressing help to strengthen the muscles of your rotator cuff?

NO: The bench press primarily helps strengthen the pectoralis major and triceps depending on technique, etc. And rather than helping can put added strain on the shoulder stabilizers including the rotator cuff. As with all other lifts, it is important to do these with perfect form and a spotter if using heavy weights. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder(pec, deltoid, lats) i would also advise complementing it with posterior chain/shoulder exercises like rows, pull downs and shrugs. Codman exercises are also good for dedicated cuff strengthening. Keep hands in field of view as general rule of thumb. Indyshoulder.Com. ...Read more

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HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?

HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?

Varies: You would really need a detailed exam to answer that. There are occasions where we can fix one condition and that can lead to improvements in other areas of the body due to compensation. There are other occasions where a person may have two or more conditions and fixing one of them will only lead to improvement on that specific condition. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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Fasciae latae c. occipitofrontalis, what muscles are attached to the spine?

Fasciae latae c. occipitofrontalis, what muscles are attached to the spine?

Spine muscles: Those are not spine muscles. There are numerous muscles that attach to the spine. Too numerous to describe here. I recommend that you google "spine muscles" and check out what interests you. ...Read more

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Any stretching exercises in addition to heel drops that will stretch the medial head of the gastrocnemius? Calf stretch only stretches mid-lower calf.

Any stretching exercises in addition to heel drops that will stretch the medial head of the gastrocnemius? Calf stretch only stretches mid-lower calf.

Calf exercises: Here are some pages with exercises: http://www.foot-pain-explored.com/calf-stretches.html and http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/strengthening-calf-muscles and http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/calf-strain/calf-strain-stretching-exercises ...Read more

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What is the pectoral girdle?

What is the pectoral girdle?

This term refers to: the shoulder region, specifically the bones ( like Clavicle (collar bone), Scapula (shoulder blade) and all the muscles attached to these bones. The Pects muscles are both located there. Hope this answers your question. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spams in the muscles connected to my rib cage?

What causes muscle spams in the muscles connected to my rib cage?

Many reasons: To have spasm in general means the muscles this means the muscle irritated it? The irritation could come from the muscle itself or from the nerve feeding that muscle. The cause for the first one, injury to the muscles, lack of fitness, overwork those muscles. Nerve injury, if the nerve to muscles is injured, that leads to the same thing. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Leg lifts.: The best exercises for our hips are either from yoga study; or simply lay on one side and raise your leg in the air; hold and pulse at the top for more focused movements. ...Read more

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What muscles are in the neck that help it move around?

What muscles are in the neck that help it move around?

Many: Longus colli and capitis – this is found in the anterior neck area and is used for flexion.Infrahyoid and suprahyoid – these muscles are for opening the jaw and for flexing the neck. Splenius capitis, splenius cervsi and the semispinalis capitis muscles – rotation/flexion. Suboccipitals, trapezius, and sternocleidomastoid muscles--extension, rotation, and turning the head. These are the major ones ...Read more

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What parts of the tricep are worked as supporting muscles when you do shoulder presses?

What parts of the tricep are worked as supporting muscles when you do shoulder presses?

Long and lateral: Heads for reclined shoulder press. http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/DeltoidAnterior/LVReclinedShoulderPress.html Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more