The scalene muscles are three muscles that are attached to the cervical spine and can trigger various forms of pain. Among other, it can cause shoulder and upper arm pain or thoracic outlet syndrome.
Here is where I show you how to treat trigger points yourself.
First, let me explain some basics that you should watch out for.
Then, I will present you with an overview of most trigger points in the body and of course, I will show you how you can “work them out” with a self-massage.
The means of choice is a precise self-massage, that focuses on the trigger point.
Uncoordinated rubbing around on the muscle in question will not help.
If you want to treat a trigger point yourself it is of utmost importance that you find precisely the spot.
Since it is usually difficult to feel these points, just focus on the most painful point at the sensitive spot in the muscle.
Do not overdo it when treating yourself!
Trigger points can occur in almost any skeletal muscle of the body.
Below you will find a trigger point overview, presented according to the area of the body.