Can tight/trigger point on scalene gives an important contribution to rounded shoulders?

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  1. risobasmati

    risobasmati New Member

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    hello.I don't know where psot this really,someone of u will see a little crosspost.I have this light pain in rhomboid area,between medial shoulder blade and spine.
    I think i've rounded shoulder or upper cross syndrome,not sure.I feel a little pain when trying to press on scalenes,so i think i have trigger points in them.Do u think tight scalenes are important in a protracted shoulder situation?Can they cause issues to pecs?
     
  2. atomita

    atomita New Member

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    The scalenes aren't directly responsible for shoulder protraction. They do flex the head and neck, and as a result many people tend to protract the scapula with that motion.

    The pecs are more likely to impact protraction. Pec minor is attached directly to the scapula and is involved in protraction. Pec major is involved with medial rotation of the shoulder, not the same as protraction, but again, many people add protraction to that movement.
     

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