Teres minor muscle yoga anatomy


Where Is The Teres minor muscle?

The Teres minor is a little muscle that runs from your shoulder blade to the top outside part of the arm bone (humerus).

Teres minor muscle tear Symptoms

Teres minor and infraspinatus tears have a similar sensation making it hard to diagnose with physical assessment.
Rotator cuff damage increases with age commonly due to degeneration (and general weakening of the tendon.

A teres major muscle or tendon tear is rare.

Teres Minor

What is the Function of the Teres minor muscle

The Teres Minor externally rotates the arm. It also stabilizes the arm in an action such as throwing a ball.



Where is the Origin and Insertion of the Teres minor?

Origin: Greater tubercle of the humerus (Arm Bone)


Insertion: Lateral border of the scapula (Outer part of the shoulderblade)

Rotator Cuff Muscles



Stretches the Teres minor muscle


Strengthen the Teres minor muscle


Teres major muscle or tendon tears are rare.


The Shoulder Joint


Teres minor



Muscle Relationship

Teres minor and the infraspiatus work together.

Teres minor muscle is one of the Rotator Cuff Muscles