Trigger Point Therapy
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A trigger point is described as an hypersensitive, irritable spot located in the muscles or fascia that can cause dull, radiating pain.
Consequences of untreated trigger points:
- motor dysfunction
- muscle weakness
- limited range of motion
- local tenderness
Causes of trigger points:
- insufficient load – such as lack of physical activity, immobilization
- accident injuries
- chronic micro-injuries (bad postural habits, repetitive abnormal movements)
- sleep disturbances and fatigue
The most common symptoms of trigger points are:
- radiating pain
- bad muscle coordination
- stiffness during the movement
- a limited range of motion
- sweating in place where symptoms occur
The positive effects of treatment for the patient are pain relieve, restoring normal function and muscle strength, improve mobility and flexibility of soft tissues, loosening the tight structures.
Doesn’t sound like much? But the effect is tremendous.