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What are trigger points?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management
In brief: Painful areas
Located in muscles or on tendon or ligament attachment sites in various parts of the body.
Essentially , places that should not be painful to touch , are painful. They need to be evaluated for cause and for direction of treatment.

In brief: Painful areas
Located in muscles or on tendon or ligament attachment sites in various parts of the body.
Essentially , places that should not be painful to touch , are painful. They need to be evaluated for cause and for direction of treatment.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein
Thank
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