National Associaltion of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists - Symptom Checker

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This is the technical name of the muscle being described.  This name may be used to find additional information in any medical resource. Coracobrachialis
A group of muscles generally denotes muscles of the same function and may share a common attachment point.  
Muscle function, in this definition, is what the muscle could do if it was to contract by itself with the body in anatomical position.  This is a general definition of muscle function.  For more information on how muscles work together on the body please refer to a physiology or functional anatomy text.

The coracobrachialis assists in flexion and adduction of the arm at the shoulder joint.

A description of where a Myofascial Trigger Point may produce pain in the body.  This area is generally located away from the trigger point.

Pain is referred over the front of the shoulder and down the posterior (back) aspect of the arm as well as into the backside of the forearm and hand.

A description of the symptoms a person may experience with trigger points in the muscle being described.

A person with TrPs in the coracobrachialis muscle will experience pain in the front of the shoulder and will complainthat it is aggravated by reaching behind the body across the low back.


 A list of possible diseases that fit the information derived from examination of a patient.

  1. C7 radiculopathy.
  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  3. Subacromial bursitis.
  4. supraspinatus tendonitis.
  5. Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction.

A list of activities or positions that may either CAUSE a trigger point to manifest or PROLONG a pain condition respectively.

  1. TrPs in the coracobrachialis develop secondarily to other active TrPs in muscles within its functional unit.

A corrective action is usually a modification of daily routine which will reduce stress on the affected muscle(s) in a person with myofascial trigger points.

  1. A person should avoid lifting objects with the arms outstretched – instead the elbows should be tucked close to the body.

References : 
Simons DG, Travell JG, Simons LS, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, vol 1, 2nd Ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1999.

Travell JG, Simons DG, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, vol 2. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1992.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  A proper diagnosis should be sought from a licensed health care provider.