Shoulder Pain- SERRATUS ANTERIOR PAIN
Because the serratus anterior is largely hidden from view underneath the shoulder blade, it is remarkably easy for both patients and clinicians to forget about this vital muscle.
It originates from the underside of the shoulder blade near the inner edge and has a broad attachment to the ribs.
It gets its name from the way that it is serrated, like a knife blade, as it attaches into the ribs, and is anterior (forward to) the shoulder blade.
Even though the serratus anterior is not visible on most people’s bodies, it is normally a very strong and fairly large muscle.
And here is where the confusion REALLY sets in. The serratus anterior has historically been though of as performing two primary functions.
The first is to hold inner edge of the shoulder blade against the ribs, preventing ‘winging’ of the shoulder blade.
The players recovered well and were happy with the treatment