Teres Minor

Teres Minor is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. Its main action, along with Infraspinatus is to externally rotate the shoulder joint. There are two Teres muscles, the other being Teres Major.

Origin

  • Posterior surface of the scapula (below the spine of the scapula)

Insertion

  • Greater tuberosity on the humerus

Actions

  • Shoulder abduction
  • External rotation

Innervation

  • Suprascapular nerve

Daily uses

  • Brushing hair

How can I stretch it?

  • Posterior shoulder stretch
  • Posterior shoulder stretch II

How can I strengthen it?

  • Lateral raises using dumbbells
  • External shoulder rotation using dumbbells

 

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