Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point pain is one of the more common ailments that affect the muscles in the human body. It is also one of the most painful considering the pain does not occur in just one area, but can cause tingling, numbness, and various other discomforts in areas at a distance from the source of the trigger point itself. A trigger point (also referred to as trigger site or a muscles knot) is a very tender spot in the body, it will cause shooting pain in other areas of the body when stimulated. An untreated trigger point is likely to cause increased, spreading pain and future problems with balance and correct posture.
Q: What is a trigger point?
A: A Trigger Point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness causing tenderness which interferes with normal muscle function. This restricts normal range of motion, weakens the muscle, and may refer pain to other parts of the body.
Q: How does it work?
A: Using the hands, the skin is gently pressed to locate underlying tight bands or nodules of muscle fibers. Then using the hand, fingers, elbow, or hand instrument, the muscle is compressed with sustained pressure to relax it.
Q: Why is it used?
A: Trigger point therapy is a highly effective way to reduce muscle spasms and relax hyperactive muscles. This helps restore normal range of motion and promotes faster healing.
Patient Benefits: Reduces chronic muscle spasms, avoids scar tissue formation, improves muscle tone, promotes better circulation and increases range of motion.