Muscle Knots in Head & Neck
Muscle knots located in the neck and upper back/shoulder area can cause headaches, neck, and other head and neck pain. Muscle knots can cause headaches on the side of the head, the top of the head, behind and over the eye.
Muscle Knots in Shoulder
Shoulder pain is caused by a number of different muscles, primarily those that attach directly to the shoulder blade. Knots in the shoulder blade can refer pain locally around the shoulder blade and to the front of the shoulder, while other muscle knots can refer pain to the shoulder as well as other parts of the body.
Muscle Knots in Lower Back
Pain in the back can come from many different muscles throughout the body. Pain can be caused by knots in the lower back, upper back, and hamstring muscles. Pain patterns can also run in different directions including vertical and horizontal. Muscle knots contributing to back pain are typically located in the belly of the muscles.
Muscle Knots in Arm & Hand
Pain in the arm and hand may be caused by a number of different muscles, primarily those that attach directly to the neck, shoulder, back and even the chest. Muscle knots in these muscles can refer pain locally around the upper arm, forearm and elbow, while other muscle knots can refer pain to the wrist and hand as well as other parts of the body.
Muscle Knots in Quadriceps
The quadriceps are the muscles located on the front of the thigh. There are four different muscles that make up this muscle group. These muscles allow for hip flexion and straightening or extending the knee. Muscle knots in these muscles can cause pain in all areas of the knee and within the belly of each quadriceps muscle.
Muscle Knots in Hamstring
Three different muscles make up the hamstring group and are responsible for extending the hip and bending or flexing the knee. Muscle knots in the hamstrings, which are located in the back of the thigh, can cause pain in the back of thigh but additionally may cause pain in the buttocks area and the lower leg. Tight hamstrings can also cause lower back pain.
Muscle Knots in Side of Leg/ IT Band
Pain on the side of the leg can be caused by a number of different muscles that are located around the hip joint. A common complaint is referred to as IT Band Syndrome. The IT Band is a band of thick connective tissue. Muscle knots on the outside quad muscle can mimic IT Band pain on the outside of the leg.
Muscle Knots in Calf
Muscles knots can cause pain in the calf. There are two muscles that make up the calf complex or calf muscles, the Gastrocnemius and the Soleus. These muscles form the Achilles tendon that attach to the heel bone and are located on the back of the lower leg allowing you to go up on your tip toes. Wearing high heels or participating in activities where you are up and down on the ball of your foot can lead to the formation of muscle knots.
Muscle Knots in Knee
Various muscles knots can cause pain in the back, side or front of the knee. Hamstring muscles, located in the back of the thigh, are responsible for extending the hip and bending or flexing the knee. Muscle knots in these muscles can cause pain in the back of the knee, as well as in the back of the thigh, in the glutes, and the lower leg.
Muscle Knots in Foot
Foot muscle pain can be felt either on top, bottom, or sides of the foot. There are many muscles that contribute to foot pain. A general complaint in this area is achy feet and tenderness to the smaller muscles of the foot.
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