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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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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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Could trigger points in the quadratus lumborum cause prickling pain in the groin/inner thigh ?

Could trigger points in the quadratus lumborum cause prickling pain in the groin/inner thigh ?

Quadratus lumbrorum : Typically quadratus lumbrorum painful trigger points will cause lower back pain due to its posterior location at the back, attaching the lower ribs to the iliac crest. However, if there is involvement of the gluteal muscles and hip region, due to anatomic instabilities produced in the kinetic chain, especially while walking it is possible to have referred pain to the groin or thigh as described. ...Read more

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Can having trigger points in your neck cause burning stinging and numbing pain? Please help if you can? What type of exam is done?

Definitely!: Trigger points can cause all those symptoms - usually not in the arms though. Trigger points cause pain to radiate along the muscle groups. If you have pain and numbness in your hands / arms then it is possible to have a pinched nerve. I would see a chiropractor or pain specialist for the exam and to get the actual diagnosis ...Read more

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Can soleus trigger points cause swelling in back of the lower leg?

Can soleus trigger points cause swelling in back of the lower leg?

If the trigger point: is due to an injury, yes as that point may B the area of injury. may have been minor trauma that U did not even remember. if not it could B due 2 DVT (clots) and requires immediate eval by an md. this would also be the cause of swelling. if this is the case get in ASAP 2 be evaluated! ...Read more

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What is the difference in chest pain caused by scalene trigger points versus pain caused by pericarditis? Could one be confused for the other?

What is the difference in chest pain caused by scalene trigger points versus pain caused by pericarditis? Could one be confused for the other?

Could be similar: Pericarditis causes sharp chest pain relieved by sitting up, leaning forward; it often radiates to the left lateral neck muscle (trapezius). Like the low-back muscles which can experience spasm associated with pain radiating down the leg, the cervical spine (neck) muscles attach to the 1st 2 ribs and can cause pain in the head, arm, back and chest, relieved by physiotherapy or acupuncture. ...Read more

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Can trigger points in teres major or minor cause arm to ache and maybe swell slightly? Pain feels like it's coming from teres area. Not sure if swolle

Rotator cuff: Your issue may be indicative of shoulder issues. For example, bicipital tendonitis (inflammation of biceps) is painful but it usually develops from an underlying shoulder injury. Same as in above situation. ...Read more

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Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?

Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?

Yes: It is possible. If it does not resolve with your doctor;'s advice, stretching, massage and trigger point injections, consider further evaluation of the neck and mid back regions. ...Read more

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