Trigger Point Therapy can reduce pain resulting from hypersensitive muscles. In addition, it provides relief and mobility for joints. Identifying trigger points is done by gently pressing on the surface of the skin to feel the texture of the underlying muscle. A trigger point feels like a pea buried deep in the muscle causing long-term discomfort or pain. In other words, manipulation of these points can reduce and in some cases eliminate pain.
What Are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscle activity. Over time and often due to stress, this acid gets trapped in the muscle from physical exertion, chemical combinations, or emotional stress. Although lactic acid is normal, these trigger points become tender. As the affected muscles tighten, their function and motion are restricted, causing feelings of weakness and pain. In some cases, muscle cramping can also result.
Trigger Point Therapy Options
Trigger Point Therapy is a natural way to relax muscles and restore strength and flexibility. It is performed in several different ways. The simplest process is applying direct pressure on or properly stretching the affected muscle to release the muscle and flushes out blood and accumulated toxins. The best option for relief is trigger point injections. By offering a small injection into your trigger point, we can quickly and effective mitigate pain.
When combined with many of our chiropractic services, trigger point therapy is an excellent option for restoring mobility and increasing limb functionality.
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