Muscular problems in the teres minor muscle can mimic and feel like bursitis in your shoulder.
It is a small muscle that teams up with three other muscles – infraspinatus, supraspinatus, subscapularis – to form the rotator cuff.
Common people that suffer are the ones that also are prone to suffer from infraspinatus problems. Those include, but are not limited to
Trigger points in your teres minor can make it ache right at the location of these spots, but also send pain to other, more distant parts of your body.
If your teres minor contains trigger points, it mainly will give you pain at the side of your shoulder.
Beside that, pain can radiate slightly into the backside of your arm.
Because of this, it can contribute to
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To your right you can see the pain zones, highlighted in red.
The darker the red, the likelier it is to feel pain in the respective area when your teres minor has trigger points.
As this muscle supports the infraspinatus you will understand that trigger points or excessive muscle tension in this muscle will affect the same movements.
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But in general, the movements that will cause pain or that may be impaired are the ones where you rotate your shoulder outwards and reach backwards – like putting on your jacket -.