Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy Image Myofascial Trigger Points are a sensitive spot within a tight band of skeletal muscle, they can be located in the muscular tissue or its surrounding fascia (fibrous tissue).
Trigger Points can be either active or latent. Active Trigger Points have a referred pain pattern and can be painful to touch. Latent Trigger Points are not painful but can cause restriction of movement or weakness within the muscle.
Active Trigger Points can affect other associated Trigger Points, which are situated within the referred pain pattern, thus causing a number of them to be active at one time.
Most people have Trigger Points, they describe as knots.
Remedial and Trigger Point massage can be applied as a great pain-reliving tool, the therapist will provide a program suitable to the patients pain needs dependant on the outcome of the massage.
Trigger Points can appear a number of ways:
Sprains or strains, overuse
Stress to muscles
Postural related problems
Exposure to cold draught of a fatigued muscle
These are just a few ways Trigger Points can start. If you have any of the above, consult your local Trigger Point therapist for a comprehensive assessment.