The serratus posterior superior is almost to 100% involved if you have a painful shoulder.
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Trigger points are painful when pressed on and are able to give you pain in areas of your body that might seem totally unrelated to the muscle that contains these points.
The pain zones of this muscle can be pretty widespread among your body.
Pain is mainly felt at the top of your shoulder blade and down the backside of your entire arm.
Additionally, this muscle can send pain to your chest, your inner upper arm, your forearm and to the back of your hand.
Not shown but still possible areas of pain are your wrists and palms.
It mainly causes…
The colour in the pictures below shows you 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 your 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 pretty painful.