The serratus posterior superior is almost always involved if you have a painful shoulder.
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Trigger points are painful when pressed on and can trigger pain in areas of your body that might seem totally unrelated to the muscle that contains these points.
The pain zones of the serratus are spread throughout the upper body.
Pain is mainly felt at the top of the shoulder blade and down the backside of the entire arm.
Additionally, this muscle can refer pain to the chest, inner upper arm, forearm and to the back of the hand.
Not shown but still possible is pain at the wrist and palm.
It mainly causes…
The color in the pictures below displays how common it is to feel pain in the respective areas.
The darker the red, the more common it is to feel an ache at this spot when the serratus posterior superior contains trigger points.
When lying on your back, your shoulder blade will be pressing on the muscle.
If tender or trigger points are present, this can be painful.