An overworked subscapularis muscle may make you feel like you are not able to lift your arm.
It may be even responsible for your frozen shoulder.
People in which this muscle is too tight, often have a “round back” and inwardly rotated shoulders.
They also might be fans of excessive chest workouts, rock climbers or gymnasts.
When trigger points are present in your subscapularis muscle, they can give you pain right at their location. But also other, seemingly unrelated areas of your body may be affected.
The main area that you might feel pain in when your subscapularis contains trigger points, is your shoulder blade and the back of your shoulder right above your armpit.
Beside that, pain can radiate down the backside of your upper arm to your elbow or to your outer and inner wrist – Pain at the inner wrist is not shown in the pictures–.
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The red colour shows how common it is that pain is sent to the respective spots.
The darker the red, the more common it is that you experience an ache in the particular spot when your suscapularis contains trigger points.
If you suffer from tenderness in the subscapularis muscle you may be unable to lift your arm more than a 45° angle.
Also reaching over to your other shoulder can be a painful task.
The muscle may be just too tight, and elongating it, which is necessary for lifting your arm, is too painful because of the massive tension in it.