Pain pattern Trp X 1
The triceps brachii muscle can refer pain to your arm, elbow, forearm and your shoulder.
If your triceps contains trigger points, you might experience pain mainly in your upper back, shoulder and your 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.
Also, any strong extension – pushing against something for example – of your elbow can be painful if you have trigger points in this muscle.