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How Trigger Point Massage Therapy Can Help

trigger-point-massage-orlando-sxchuA trigger point can be referred to as small knots or lumps within the muscles which not only cause pain at that particular point but also cause pain to different areas of the body. The main reason behind the occurrence of trigger points is injured or overworked muscles, improper posture, car accidents, moving furniture and various other activities which push the muscles beyond the capacity.

But, it is definitely possible to treat these points with the help of different invasive procedures. Medically these points can be treated by using injections which might include botulism toxin, steroids, anaesthetic and saline. There is no doubt about the fact that injections will provide instant relief from the pain but they are associated with high risks of organ and soft tissue damage. A better alternative is available in the form of massage and exercises which help with strengthening of the joints and prevent the occurrence of trigger points.

This type of procedure deals with the repeated release and pressure of such points within the body. It definitely hurts a person when such a procedure is performed but considering the long term relief it offers, it is worthwhile to bear the pain for some time. Release of trigger point especially for the case of physically active patients, improves their ability to lift items, move and even support their own body. While the procedure is performed, patients witness a decrease in size of trigger points. Even though, the pressure applied at the point might remain constant but that does not hurt the overall progress of the procedure. Throughout the entire course of treatment, pressure remains fairly constant till the time the point reduces in size and is released. Medications like Aleve and Advil helps in reducing the discomfort associated with the procedure but definitely do not interfere with muscle recovery. After the treatment of the points, the patient not only feels decrease in pain at those particular points but also in referring areas where the actual cause of pain was not known. (more…)

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