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Doctor insights on: Trapezius Muscle Massage

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Will massaging the trapezius muscle reduce its size?

Will massaging the trapezius muscle reduce its size?

No: Massage may help alleviate muscle tension or trigger points, but overall it will not decrease a muscle's size. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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My trapezius muscle hurts, how can I find some relief for them?

Trapezius pain: May be muscle spasm from carrying things on one side more than the other. Try alternating arms. Use moist heat to neck & shoulders. Have friend/partner/massage therapist massage neck & shoulders. Do range-of-motion stretching exercises for neck & shoulders. If no improvement, see doc. ...Read more

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What are some good isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

What are some good  isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps. ...Read more

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Where is the liver relative to the trapezius muscle?

Where is the liver relative to the trapezius muscle?

Anatomy: The liver is a very large organ located in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen (just under the right ribcage). The trapezius muscles are two large triangular muscles on each side of the back of your neck, extending to your shoulders and into your upper back. ...Read more

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I have severe burning that comes and goes in my trapezius muscle area, solely on the left side. What can this be?

The Trapezius Trap: This is a very common site for muscle tension and pain from stress, exercise, poor posture or sitting too long at the computer (or TV, or at the microscope or as a dental hygienist, or staring for hours into a gopher hole...). Short of that, anything more serious would be way down the list, so see if you can massage-out the pain, apply heat,use Motrin and readjust your sitting &standing postures. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in shoulders? Trapezius muscle?

Muscle: Not in the trapezius muscle. Inferior to the scapula, yes. There are many other sites - arm , arm pit , legs , etc. Is this a self diagnosis ? See your family doc for assistance. ...Read more

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After a open acj excision how long roughly will it take for the deltoid/trapezius muscle to heal?

After a open acj excision how long roughly will it take for the deltoid/trapezius muscle to heal?

AC excision: Tissue is made of collagen, which takes 6 weeks to heal. Muscle strengthening may take longer, depending upon your effort & motivation. ...Read more

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I pulled my trapezius muscle 5 months again. Still getting a lot of snapping from the tendons/ligaments. Is this normal and how long before that stops

Not normal: Any minor issues should be resolved long ago. With continued problems you should have the issue evaluated by an orthopedist. If there is no pain, then i would suggest ignoring the snapping. ...Read more