Latissimus Dorsi – Muscle of the Monday

Muscle of the Monday: LATISSIMUS DORSI or “Lats”

Chronic Pain Connections: Weak Latissimus Dorsi, or Lats with tissue adhesions, most often play a role in chronic Shoulder pain but it may also contribute to Elbow, Wrist, and/or Hip pain.

Primary Actions: Extension, adduction, transverse extension also known as horizontal abduction, flexion from an extended position, and (medial) internal rotation of the shoulder joint. It also has a synergistic role in extension and lateral flexion of the lumbar spine.

Favorite Exercises: For Strength – Chin-ups and Pull-ups. For Stability – Plank Hold, Side Plank, Reverse Table Top.

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3 thoughts on “Latissimus Dorsi – Muscle of the Monday

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  2. Medial epicondylitis is inflammation at the point where the tendons of the forearm attach to the bony prominence of the inner elbow. As an example, this tendon can become strained in a golf swing, but many other repetitive motions can injure the tendon. Golfer’s elbow is characterized by local pain and tenderness over the inner elbow. The range of motion of the elbow is preserved because the inner joint of the elbow is not affected.:

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