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. This may cause numbness and tingling 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, often an isolated area within a particular muscle group – which will cause shooting pain in other areas of the body when stimulated. Trigger points can make themselves apparent in visible knots or in tight bands of muscle fibers. Due to the tenderness of these sites, people often feel that the long lasting benefits of Trigger Point Therapy are worth the temporary pain they feel. Considering that an untreated trigger point is likely to cause increased, spreading pain and future problems with balance and correct posture, the long-term benefit of the therapy outweighs the short-term pain associated with Trigger Point Therapy.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy may include:
- Sciatica pain that can affect the lower back, glutes, legs and feet.
- Plantar fasciitis.
- Shin splints.
- Computer shoulder.
- Chronic pain in joints such as stiff neck and back.
- Rotator cuff injuries and/or immobility.