A lot of people are looking for alternatives to medication. There are several treatments designed to alleviate body pain, for instance. These are techniques to treat pain without the use of painkillers or other drugs. If you are feeling nagging pain in specific areas of your body, there may be trigger points causing the pain. Fortunately, trigger point therapy can help.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are places in your muscles that are strained due to continuous pressure on them. When a muscle develops a trigger point, you are likely to feel pain in the area. Many times, trigger points can cause pain elsewhere in the body, as well. Trigger point therapy remedies the pain by using a combination of pressure and release. This type of treatment aims to unknot the tension and pain in the effected muscles, which ultimately brings pain relief.
Trigger points can often be felt and identified by a doctor. They are typically tender to the touch and feel different than a normal muscle. You can develop trigger points from strain, an injury, or muscle trauma. Other causes include muscle overuse, electrolyte imbalances, infections, nerve pain, and inflammation. If trigger points are a result of an injury, the muscles will twist and knot, restricting fresh blood supply to the area. The muscle fiber will shorten to prevent pain from escalating by creating myofascial or muscle trigger points. Therefore, you will feel localized pain and restricted mobility when you have trigger point pain.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Versatile Pain Treatment
Trigger point therapy is a versatile treatment because it can help treat a lot of different sources of pain. It helps relieve chronic pain like headaches and migraines, joint pain, and lower back pain. It can also treat pain caused by several conditions ranging from sports injuries to osteoarthritis. Another type of pain condition trigger point therapy can help treat is carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful and numbing injury in the arm and hand (often due to overuse). Experts also use trigger point therapy to relieve sciatica pain, a stream of pain affecting the sciatic nerve branching from the lower back down to the legs.
Trigger point therapy does not involve harsh medications. Therefore, patients who prefer not to take painkillers or opioids can rely on this treatment to get them pain relief instead.
Easy to Get Done
Trigger point therapy can be performed in the comfort of your doctor’s office. You don’t need to take time off to go to a hospital, after the treatment, or worry about pain as a result of the treatment. Once you get the treatment done, you can go about your day.
Trigger Point Therapy in Round Rock and Austin, Texas
If you are looking to successfully get rid of pain hindering you from living the life you want, the providers at Endeavor Physical Therapy & Wellness can help. We offer a variety of treatments for pain, including trigger point therapy.
To make an appointment, please call (512) 284-7192 or request an appointment online. We look forward to serving you.