What is myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

See below. A myofascial trigger point is thought to be an area of irritable muscle. Pressure on this area will often cause local pain as well as a referral of pain to other sites. The exact nature and cause of these trigger points is unknown but they do exist. Trigger point release is a manual therapy technique to desensitize this spot. It usually consists of deep pressure as well as stretch of the muscle.
Deep massage. Trigger points are taut bands of muscle that are tender to palpation. Trigger point release involves applying deep pressure with or without massage to "release" or loosen the muscle tissue.

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Any value from myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

In some cases. In some cases this can be helpful . In my experience these trigger points are often the result of dysfunction of the deeper tissues in the joints and ligaments and i get better results if i address these problems rather than deal with the problems at the surface such as trigger points. Often the trigger points will go away if the deeper structures are treated properly. Read more...
Deep massage. Trigger points are taut bands of muscle that are tender to palpation. Trigger point release involves applying deep pressure with or without massage to "release" or loosen the muscle tissue. This is a very conservative option. If that fails often trigger point injections can help. See example: http://www.Americanownews.Com/story/20031841/former-football-player-finds-relief-from-neck-pain. Read more...

Tell me about myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

Soft tissue therapy. The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. It is a treatment described by andrew taylor still, founder of osteopathy/osteopathic medicine, and his early students, which uses continual palpatory feedback to achieve release of myofascial tissues. Read more...
Deep massage. Trigger points are taut bands of muscle that are tender to palpation. Trigger point release involves applying deep pressure with or without massage to "release" or loosen the muscle tissue. Read more...

Can you tell me more about myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

Myofascial release. Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. First described by andrew taylor still and his early osteopathic students, the therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles. Read more...