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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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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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My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more

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What causes trigger finger? Can scoliosis causes it?

Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read more

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What causes back spasms? Can shrimp trigger them?

What causes back spasms? Can shrimp trigger them?

No: Back spasms often come from overused or injured muscles. Eating schrimp should not cause them. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine?

What things trigger a migraine?

Long list: Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. ...Read more

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What is trigger finger and what causes it?

What is trigger finger and what causes it?

Tendonitis: A trigger finger is form of tendonitis of the tendons that bend down the finger. They can cause just pain, just locking and catching or pain and locking. The most effective treatment is an injection of cortisone. This reduces the inflammation around the tendons. You have an approximately 70% chance of this going away with just injections. If not surgery is an option. ...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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What causes fibromyalgia?

What causes fibromyalgia?

Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read more

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What are trigger points for jumper's knee?

What are trigger points for jumper's knee?

Patella tendon: Jumper's knee refers to patella tendonitis which we see commonly in jumping athletes in sports such as basketball or volleyball. With your knee extended straight your knee cap will be tender at the very bottom of it, this tenderness tends to reduce with the knee bent. The site of the problem is where your patella tendon attaches to the patella or "kneecap". ...Read more

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What foods can cause or trigger heart attacks?

What foods can cause or trigger heart attacks?

No such thing: Food choices actually have far less effect on overall health than just eating moderately and staying fit. Stop worrying about some food causing you to get a heart attack right after you eat it. That's silly. This kind of scare stuff is made up by militant who have no reason to tell the truth. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

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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What can trigger fribromyalgia pain to be worsened?

What can trigger fribromyalgia pain to be worsened?

Many things! : Low pressure fronts . Anxiety, depression, over exertion, lack of exercise. Certain medications. All can make the sx of pfs, increase . However, passivity is the worst enemy! ...Read more

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What are the causes that triggers a seizure?

What are the causes that triggers a seizure?

Child or adult?: Causes of seizures in infants and children can include a high fever and a condition called pku (phenylketonuria). In adults, there are many possible causes including brain tumor, low blood sugar, head injury, some illegal drugs (pcp, cocaine, "speed"), stroke, toxemia of pregnancy, epilepsy, and many more. If someone has a seizure for the first time, a doctor needs to do tests to find out why. ...Read more

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What causes increased tinnitus and a mild headache following cervical trigger point injections?

What causes increased tinnitus and a mild headache following cervical trigger point injections?

Lidocaine reaction?: This could be a reaction to the lidocaine and or any other medication that was injected. If it is just the lidocaine it should subside after 3 or so hours. ...Read more