Pain pattern Trp X 1
The triceps brachii muscle can refer pain to the arm, elbow, forearm and the shoulder.
Here, you will receive info for self-help!
If the triceps contains trigger points, you might experience pain in the upper back, shoulder and arm, depending on the location of these points.
Hence, it can be involved in the following conditions. By clicking on the corresponding link, you will learn how to achieve relief.
To assign your area of pain to the correct trigger point – if present -, just compare the trigger point number – shown as “X.” – above the pain zone pictures with the numbers in the muscle picture under attachment points.
Trigger points or a very tight triceps brachii muscle may hinder you from fully extending your arm or it might be painful to do so.
Maybe you will not realize it because you unconsciously keep it flexed permanently and thus prevent the painful extension/straightening of the elbow
Also, any strong extension – pushing against something for example – of the elbow can be painful if you have trigger points in this muscle.