Trigger Point Therapy


Muscle pain, also called myofascial pain, is simply pain and inflammation in the soft tissue of the body. Anyone can develop myofascial pain and it is estimated that everyone will experience muscular pain at least several times in their lives. It is important to realize the majority of non traumatic pain will resolve on its own within 2-4 weeks. It is generally recommended waiting at least 1-2 weeks to have a new pain, which is NOT related to any trauma or accident, addressed as it could go away during that time.

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What causes myofascial pain?

Myofascial pain may be caused by a variety of factors, which can be strenuous exercise, repetitive motion, sleeping in an odd position, increased bodily tension, etc. There are also diseases and colds that may cause muscle pain, such as the flu, or even the common cold can cause some minor aches/pains.

What exactly is a trigger point?

A trigger point is a ‘knot’ in a muscle, which causes pain that is mostly deep, dull, and aching. A trigger point can also cause a sensation that makes a person feel like pain is radiating somewhere else (usually close by) and may also make the affected body part feel weak.


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How is myofascial pain diagnosed?

It is important to realize the majority of non traumatic pain will resolve on its own within 2-4 weeks. It is generally recommended waiting at least 1-2 weeks to have a new pain, which is NOT related to any trauma or accident, addressed as it could go away during that time.

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