Chest muscles causing Heart pain
According to Dr. Travell and Dr. Simons, leading experts on 'Trigger Points and Co-Authors of the book: 'Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction', have found that pectoralis minor can be one of the causes of Heart Arrhythmia due to a trigger point located within the muscle.
You see pectoralis minor has a trigger point in it and when activated can be the cause of MULTIPLE symptoms. One of the symptoms being Heart Arrythmia. Now you might ask yourself, what is a trigger point? A 'trigger point' is a spot in a muscle that when pressure is put on it can cause pain in another part of the body! I know, amazing and terrifying as well. Together with pectoralis major, which lays on top of it, they can cause symptoms such as: pain in anterior chest wall, heart arrhythmia, pain in the overall chest area, pain in the front of the shoulder running all the way down the inside of the arm to the last 3 fingers!
So now that you have this information what can you do with it, especially if you or someone you know has any of these symptoms. 1st, in general, with anything to do with heart/chest pain a person should obviously contact their physican immediately, if need be go to the hospital. Once all tests have been done and the conclusion is 'clean bill of health', an option to pursue is a method of Massage called Trigger Point Therapy. The result can be amazing! Being a Massage Therapist myself, I can attest to the sometimes life altering effects of Trigger Point Therapy. I have had many clients that come in my door with: migraines, shooting pain from their gluteal muscles down the side of their leg, pain shooting down their ankle to the underside of their foot and even in my case a family member having these exact symptoms: heart arrhythmia, pain in their chest and pain shooting down the inside of their arm...talk about scary and something I will never forget! That person is thankfully pain and worry free now! I am always so thrilled to tell people about this type of massage and what problems it can help a person experiencing. Sometimes a person who is having to live in a daily state of pain, how horrible! I hope this information has been helpful!
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