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How can trigger point therapy release muscles?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Relaxes the area

There are many ways of trigger point therapy.
One is just applying pressure over those areas with fingers, knuckels, or with devices ( gun like or ballpoint like). Also those areas may be injected wtih small doses of cortisone with local anesthesia ( xylocaine (lidocaine) or marcaine) and with muscle relaxants like diazepam or alike and even with antiinflamatories like toradol. This tx relaxes the area.

In brief: Relaxes the area

There are many ways of trigger point therapy.
One is just applying pressure over those areas with fingers, knuckels, or with devices ( gun like or ballpoint like). Also those areas may be injected wtih small doses of cortisone with local anesthesia ( xylocaine (lidocaine) or marcaine) and with muscle relaxants like diazepam or alike and even with antiinflamatories like toradol. This tx relaxes the area.
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