Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique that involves applying pressure to areas of tenderness in a muscle. Trigger points are tiny nodules in muscle fibres that send out ‘referred’ pain to different areas of the body.
They can be caused by the process of giving birth, an injury sustained in a fall or accident, muscle overuse, sports activity, rsi, overexertion, emotional stress, poor posture and poor general health.
Trigger points are known to be a component of all pain syndromes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, fibromyalgia etc., Trigger points are also associated with common back pain migraines, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Once a trigger point is fixed into a muscle, it is difficult to move. It may spread from one muscle to another, giving rise to a chronic pain situation. The purpose of trigger point therapy is to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits. After several treatments, the swelling and stiffness of neuromuscular pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.
There are two types of Trigger Points:
Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied.
Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed, they do not refer pain to other areas of the body.
Latent trigger points are believed to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion of old age.
Trigger points differ from acupressure points. Acupressure points are concentrations of energy or blockages of the body’s energy pathways. Trigger points are physical phenomena that can be felt by touch.
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