Trigger Point Information

How to use this guide:


This page assumes you have some basic knowledge of trigger points and referred pain.  I refer you to other areas of this website.  For a list of muscle flexibility tests, they can be found here.


Reference

Link

Reference

Link

Head & Neck 

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Head & Neck      

Compilation (from Travell&Simons)

Shoulder & Upper Back

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Whole Body

Posture Exercise (from Travell&Simons)

Chest & Abdomen

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Whole Body  

Related Trigger Pts (from Travell&Simons)

Hip, Thigh, & Knee 

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Head & Neck Pain

Pain Patterns

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Low Back & Buttock

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Upper Back, Shoulder, and Arm Pain

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Foot

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Forearm and Hand Pain

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Forearm, Elbow, Hand

TP Workbook (Claire Davies) - List or Diagram

Torso Pain

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Lower Torso Pain  

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Hip, Thigh, and Knee Pain

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Leg, Ankle, Foot Pain

(Travell&Simons) List or Diagram

Head & Neck - Trigger Point Probability

(Travell&Simons)

Posture Exercise

Mortons Foot - diagnosis, treatment, text,

Plantar Foot - Treatment,

Muscle

Treatment

Summary

Comment

Abdominal Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Abdominis Obliqui and Transversus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Abductor Digiti Minimi 

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Abductor Hallucis   

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Adductor Digiti Minimi

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Adductor Hallucis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Adductor Longus / Brevis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Adductor Magnus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Adductor Pollicis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Anconeus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Anterior Neck Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Biceps Brachii

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Biceps Femoris

Spray,Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Brachialis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Brachioradialis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Buccinator

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Coccygeus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Coracobrachialis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Deep Intrinsic Foot Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Deltoid

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Diaphragm

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Digastric

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Extensor Carpi Radialis & Ulnaris

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Extensor Digitorum Brevis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Extensor Digitorum Longus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Extensor Hallucis Brevis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Extensor Hallucis Longus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Extensor Indicis


Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,


Facial Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Finger Extensors

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Flexores Carpi Radialis and Ulnaris

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Flexor Digitorum Brevis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Flexor Digitorum Longus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2, Correct

Flexores Digitorum Superficialis and Profundum

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Flexor Hallucis Brevis

   

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Flexor Pollicis Longus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Frontalis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Gastrocnemius

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Gluteus Maximus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Gluteus Medius

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Gluteus Minimus (Anterior Part)

Trigger Points, Spray, Stretch

Travell&Simons,

Gluteus Minimus (Posterior Part)

Trigger Points, Spray, Stretch

Travell&Simons,

Gracilis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Hamstring Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Stretchpt, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,  

Hand and Finger Flexors

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Hand Extensors

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Iliocostalis   

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons

Iliopsoas

Spray, Stretch, Stretchpt, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Inferior Oblique

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Infraspinatus

Spray, Trigger_ Points,

Related, Stretch 

Travell&Simons,


Intercostal Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Interossei of the Foot

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Interossei of the Hand

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Lateral Pterygoid

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Latissimus Dorsi

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_PointsRelated,

Travell&Simons,

Levator Ani

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Levator Scapuli

levator photo

Stretch, Spray,  Trigger Points

  • Rotates scapula downward or elevates scapula

Travell&Simons

  • Common cause of stiff neck - unable to turn head either left or  right

Long Extensors of the toes

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Long Flexors of the toes

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Longissimus Capitis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Longissimus Thoracis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Lumbosacral Muscles

  

Trigger_Points 1, Trigger_Points 2,

Lumbricals

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Masseter

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Medial Pterygoid

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Multifidi

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Obliqui Capitis Superior and Inferior

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Obturator Internus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Occipitalis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Occiptofrontalis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Opponens Pollicis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Orbicularis Oculi

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Palmaris Longus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Pectineus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Pectoralis Major

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points 1, Trigger_Points 2

Travell&Simons

  • Antagonist for Trapezius - Need to evaluate both together

Pectoralis Minor

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Pelvic Floor Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2,  

Peroneus Longus & Brevis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Peroneus Tertius

SprayStretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Piriformis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons, Travell&Simons

Plantaris

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Platysma

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Popliteus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Posterior Cervicals

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,


Pronator Teres

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Pyramidalis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Quadratus Lumborum

Stretch, Spray1, Spray2, Spray3, hip hike test, Trigger Points

Travell&Simons_P1, Travell&Simons_P2

  • Common cause of low back pain

Quadratus Plantae

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Quadriceps Femoris Group

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Rectus Abdominis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Rectus Femoris

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Recti Capitis Posteriores Major and Minor

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Rotatores

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Rhomboid Major and Minor

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Sartorius

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Scalenes - anterior, middle, posterior

Spray, StretchTrigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,


Semimembranosus and  Semitendinosus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Semispinalis Capitis and Cervicis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Serratus Anterior

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Serratus Posterior Inferior

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Serratus Posterior Superior

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Soleus

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Sphincter Ani

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Splenius Capitis and Splenius Cervicis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,


Sternalis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Sternocleidomastoid

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_PointsRelated,

Travell&Simons,


Subclavius

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Suboccipital Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Subscapularis

Spray, Trigger_PointsStretch

Travell&Simons,


Superficial Intrinsic Foot Muscles

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Supinator

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Supraspinatus

Spray,Trigger_PointsStretch

Travell&Simons,


Temporalis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Tensor Fasciae Latae

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons1, Travell&Simons2

Teres Major

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Teres Minor

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Thoracolumbar Paraspinals

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Tibialis Anterior

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Tibialis Posterior

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Trapezius, Upper

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points1, Trigger_Points2Related

Travell&Simons,


Trapezius, Lower

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points3Related,

Travell&Simons,


Triceps Brachii

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Vastus Intermedius

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Vastus Lateralis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Vastus Medialis

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Zygomaticus Major

Spray, Stretch, Trigger_Points,

Travell&Simons,

Body Area

Diagrams

Summary

Comment

Posterior Triangle

Anatomy 1 and Anatomy 2

Back Muscles

Anatomy