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What are trigger points?

What are trigger points?

Pain in Muscles: Trigger points are focal areas of muscle fibers within a muscle that are hyperirritable. They are felt to be small areas of contracted muscle within taut bands of muscle. When these trigger points are pressed they cause pain not only locally, but can cause referred pain at a different site. ...Read more

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What's myogelosis is it trigger points?

What's myogelosis is it trigger points?

Muscle pain: I am not familiar with that term. Perhaps you are referring to fibromyalgia, a condition involving muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue. The syndrome can include anxiety or depression, a greater sensitivity to pain, resulting in trigger points, chronic headaches, stiffness, and other symptoms. See your doctor for an evaluation if you are concerned that you have this condition. ...Read more

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What causes me to develop trigger points?

Trigger points: These are caused by damage to the muscles and superficial nerves. Injections of subcutaneous mannitol over the nerves and/or acupuncture can be very beneficial in correcting this problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with the pain in my trigger points?

What can I do to help with the pain in my trigger points?

Many things: Start with otc pain meds and stretching esercises, if no relief then physical therapy for myofacial release, tapping, modalities with stretching and strengthening exercises and postural correction, if no releif then injection therapy or accupuncture. ...Read more

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How to release shoulder trigger points?

How to release shoulder trigger points?

Trigger point injections: A trigger point injection or dry needling may help cause a reflex spasm that loosens the muscles if traditional stretching, physical therapy, massage, ice and heat don't work. ...Read more

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Will strengthening exercises make trigger points better or worse?

Will strengthening exercises make trigger points better or worse?

See details: Arrobic exercises can help. Resistance exercises are less likely to help. You need to determine the cause of the trigger points first. ...Read more