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What causes me to develop trigger points?

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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How can trigger point therapy release muscles?

How can trigger point therapy release muscles?

Not known exactly: There are theories ranging from changes in electrical potential within the muscle to release of endorphins. The exact mechanism isn't known and may well be a few mechanisms together during trigger point therapy. ...Read more

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How to treat scoliosis with trigger point therapy?

How to treat scoliosis with trigger point therapy?

Scoliosis & pain: Scoliosis often causes pain in the muscles of the back due to the asymmetric stress of the curvature. This may be in the form of myofascial pain with trigger points that may respond to injection of local anesthetic followed by stretching. Scoliosis may also produce spasm that may respond to the application of ice, medications such as cyclobenzaprine or injection of Botulinum toxin. ...Read more

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How do stress cause my asthma to be trigger. I don't understand how stress can be a trigger?

How do stress cause my asthma to be trigger. I don't understand how stress can be a trigger?

Yes it is: Stress is one of the five major asthma triggers , the feeling of anxiety and fear make you feel short of breath and paneky , and that is the trigger, yes stress can put asthma symptoms on overdrive and make it much worse. ...Read more

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How does shoulder trigger point release work?

How does shoulder trigger point release work?

See below: As you work the trigger point, your body will undergo soft tissue release, allowing for increased blood flow, a reduction in muscle spasm, and the break-up of scar tissue. It will also help remove any build-up of toxic metabolic waste. ...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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How long does a trigger point injection typically help with myofascial pain?

See below: I do quite a bit of TP injections and I've seen them not help at all up to completely getting rid of the pain prior to leaving the office and never coming back. ...Read more

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How do you treat "trigger finger" ?

How do you treat "trigger finger" ?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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How do you treat "trigger finger" without injections?

How do you treat "trigger finger" without injections?

Anti-inflammatories: Any anti-inflammatory( aleve, (naproxen) advil) may help with your trigger finger. If treating with anti-inflammatories is not helpful then see your physician as an injection with a steroid will usually help. ...Read more

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I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

Yes they are: Repeated gripping. If you routinely grip an item — such as a power tool or musical instrument — for extended periods of time, you may be more prone to developing a trigger finger.. You're also at greater risk if you have certain medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, amyloidosis and certain infections, such as tuberculosis.Good luck. ...Read more

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Does dry needling actually work for trigger points and tight muscles? If so how many sessions needid?

Does dry needling actually work for trigger points and tight muscles? If so how many sessions needid?

It can work: Sometimes one is sufficient. If it is helpful but not completely gone you can consider repeating. I have never personally exceeded two treatments. ...Read more

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How can I identify what triggers my anxiety attacks? They seem inconsistent as far as when/where they occur and seem to start out of nowhere.

How can I identify what triggers my anxiety attacks? They seem inconsistent as far as when/where they occur and seem to start out of nowhere.

Anxiety attacks: Many times panic attacks do not have an obvious trigger, and do come out of the blue. In fact that's part of their definition. There may be circumstances that dial up your anxiety-meter, though -- making attacks more likely. Oftentimes working with a psychotherapist can help you track whatever of these can be tracked. ...Read more

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Where are trigger points that can help jumper's knee symptoms?

Where are trigger points that can help jumper's knee symptoms?

Patellar tendinitis: This condition typically is treated with activity modification, nsaids, a chopat strap, and exercise program/physical therapy. Sometimes injections or , in very rare cases, surgery. ...Read more

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How often can trigger point injections be done?

How often can trigger point injections be done?

Every 2-4 weeks: Depends on what your insurance will approve. For most of my patients I can do them every 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How can exercise trigger asthma?

How can exercise trigger asthma?

More demand: The simplest way to put it is that there is more demand on the lungs to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide during exercise. That requires faster and deeper respirations and may strain all parts of the lungs. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of trigger finger?

How can I get rid of trigger finger?

Try this: Otc meds such as Motrin if tolerated and splint the finger so the middle joint can't move and do this for a couple of days. If no better than see your doc for a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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How do I develop extreme resilience to diseases?

How do I develop extreme resilience to diseases?

Not in real life: Heroes in fantasy fiction enjoy immunity to disease, but no human being can do this. You can improve your chances of staying healthy by eating sensibly, staying physically fit, being immunized, and getting good preventive health care from your physician. But there is no magic beyond this. If there were, the super-rich who know the world's secrets would be doing it -- and they're not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed. ...Read more

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What are trigger point injections and can they be used to treat neck pain/muscle spasm? How quickly do they work? Any side effects?

What are trigger point injections and can they be used to treat neck pain/muscle spasm? How quickly do they work? Any side effects?

See below: These injections usually consist of a mixture of anesthetic (lidocaine and/or marcaine) mixed with a corticosteroid. A small needle is used to inject small portions of this mixture into tender points found in the muscle or "trigger points". They usually take 1-5 days to work. Side effects are minimal but may include soreness over injection site or temporary increase in pain before improving. ...Read more

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