Where Is The Trapezius?
Trapezius Muscle Tear symptoms
Difficulty with overhead activity caused by pain or discomfort in the shoulder area.
Neck pain accompanied with shoulder pain.
What is The Function of the Trapezius
The trapezius muscle is a postural and active movement muscle that is used to tilt and turn the head and neck, shrug, steady ans stabilize the shoulders, and rotate the arms.
Upper Part: Upward rotation of the scapula, elevation of the scapula
Middle Part: Retraction of the scapula
Lower Part: Upper rotation of the scapula, depression of the scapula
Where is the Origin and Insertion of the Trapezius?
Upper part: External occipital proturberance, medial third of the superior nuchal line, the ligamentum nuchae, and the spinous process of C7
Medial Part: Spinous processes of T1 to T5.
Lower Part: Spinous processes of T6 to T12
Upper Part: Lateral third of the clavicle and the medial aspect of the acromion process of the scapula
Middle Part: Medial edge of the superior surface of the acromion process of the scapula and the superior edge of the scapular spine.
Lower Part: Tubercles of the apex of the scapular spine
Stretches for the Trapezius
Strengthen the Trapezius
The trapezius muscle is one of the largest muscles in the body and one of the most hardworking muscles.