Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a small taut nodule (commonly known as knot/s) within muscle tissue. Healthy muscle tissues do not have these. Trigger points are hyperirritable and hypersensitive areas of the muscle that are painful, causing a burning and/or tingling feeling. They restrict a persons range of motion, therefore causing weakness.
These days, trigger point therapy is becoming increasingly more popular due to its effectiveness for treating muscle pain as a result caused through injury, overuse or repetitive motion, disease, and sports injuries. They can be found throughout the body.
When treating trigger points, it is common for them to refer pain to another area of the body. For example, trigger points in the neck can refer pain in the shoulder or into the head.