Clinical Massage Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy
Pull The Trigger - Kill The Pain
Trigger Point Therapy
Have you ever wondered if there was another method beside the medications and physical therapy your doctor usually orders for your pain?
Do you suffer from headaches, neck stiffness, carpal tunnel like symptoms, tennis elbow, bursitis, frozen shoulder, back pain, low back stiffness, sciatica, and even shin splints or that nagging sports injury? Trigger point therapy may be your answer.
Trigger points are hypersensitive knots that form in the soft tissue of your body.
In other words, triggers can form in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Each trigger point has its own pattern of pain associated with it. Check the graphic on the right. The X indicates where the trigger is hiding and the shaded areas indicate where the actual pain is felt. The trigger may be in one part of the muscle, but the pain could be in another part. This is one of the reasons the traditional medical world often fails because they focus on the site of your pain rather than the source of it.
If you have trigger points in your muscles, you cannot stretch that muscle nor can you strengthen it until the trigger is erased.
This is one reason why physical therapy often doesn't work because they focus on strengthening and stretching. So if you are working out in a gym or fitness center, be very aware of tightness and pain. You could easily suffer an injury due to trigger points. Pain in your muscles or tendons or ligaments can hinder your activities and cause more tension or fatigue. Everyday pressures and stresses, overused injuries in athletes, whiplash trauma and conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis can produce muscular or "soft tissue" pain often characterized by trigger points
Trigger points can occur up and down your body along the length of the muscle.
Trigger points generally occur in more than one location. It is my job to find those locations and eliminate the triggers.