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OC Chest Pain Relief : Discovering the 10 Culprits Behind Chest Discomfort

Updated: Feb 22

OC Chest Pain Relief : San Clemente CA OC Elite Recovery
OC Chest Pain Relief : San Clemente CA OC Elite Recovery













Meet the 10 Muscles Causing Your Chest Pain: Book a Session at OC Elite Recovery

Understanding chest pain is crucial. Any left-sided chest discomfort should be taken seriously and checked by a medical doctor before assuming it's unrelated to your heart.


Why You Need a Myofascial Massage?

While tightness and pain in abdominal and chest muscles are common, these areas often get overlooked in massage therapy. Many individuals find the idea of stomach massage unfamiliar or uncomfortable, but after experiencing it, they describe feeling lighter, more integrated, calmer, or more energized.


Referred Pain and Understanding the True Source: OC Chest Pain Relief

Sometimes, what feels like chest pain might actually stem from another area of the body, referring pain to the hip. This is why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. OC Chest Pain Relief


The 10 Muscles Causing Chest Pain and Their Trigger Points:

  1. Pectoralis Major- Found in the chest; trigger points can cause referred pain to the front of the shoulder, down the arm, or to the upper back, presenting as aching or tenderness.

  2. Pectoralis Minimus  - Situated beneath the pectoralis major; trigger points here may refer pain to the chest, shoulder, or down the arm, resulting in deep, aching discomfort.

  3. Scalene  - Located in the neck; trigger points can refer pain to the chest, shoulders, arms, or upper back, leading to aching or tingling sensations.

  4. Sternocleidomastoid - Neck muscle; trigger points might cause referred pain to the chest, shoulder, or head, presenting as dull, aching discomfort.

  5. Sternalis - A muscle variant near the breastbone; trigger points may cause localized chest discomfort, often described as aching or soreness.

  6. Intercostals - Muscles between the ribs; trigger points can cause sharp or stabbing chest pain, worsened with breathing or movement.

  7. Subclavius - Located beneath the collarbone; trigger points may refer pain to the chest or shoulder area, leading to aching or tenderness.

  8. Abdominal Obliques - Situated in the sides of the abdomen; trigger points might refer pain to the chest or flank, leading to aching or discomfort.

  9. Serratus Anterior - Along the sides of the chest; trigger points can cause referred pain to the chest wall, presenting as deep, aching sensations.

  10. Latissimus Dorsi - Back muscles; trigger points here can refer pain to the chest or shoulder, causing aching or discomfort.



 

Understanding these trigger points and their referred pain patterns is crucial. Seeking a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is vital to accurately identify and address the source of your discomfort, even if the pain appears unrelated to the your pain area. Looking for trusted referrals outside of soft tissue work in the OC area click button below:

 
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Pain has a pattern. When you come in for your session there is no guessing what soft tissue is contributing to your pain we are well verse in the pain patterns of the body. Your nervous system is the command center for your body the nerve trunk that supplies a specific joint also supplies the muscles of the joint, as well as the tendons, skin and related muscles. This complex system regulates your body’s systems & guides almost everything you do and allows you to experience your environment. The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.


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Tiffany Sandoval

Hi I'm Tiffany Sandoval, OC's trusted Elite Pain Relief & Mobility Expert with over 13 years. My expertise is backed by certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, FST-Neuromyofascial Tissue Practice, and Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, allowing me to offer specialized care tailored to your needs. Let's work together to unlock your body's potential, regain mobility, and pave the way for a pain-free, active lifestyle. Connect with her here or on LinkedIn.

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