Whether pain in soft tissues arises because of overload, overuse or injury, there is a strong chance that part of the pain process will involve the presence of hyper-irritable areas of tissue known as Myofascial Trigger Points.
- A myofascial trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot, usually lying within a taut band of skeletal muscle, or in the muscle’s fascia.
- This irritable spot (trigger point) will be painful on pressure, and often gives rise to referred or radiating pain and tenderness.
- Chronic strain can affect any of the body’s skeletal muscles, and so any muscle can develop myofascial trigger points.
- While the trigger point is the actual pain generator that causes the pain, other factors are the cause of the trigger point’s activities.
- This makes it obvious that getting rid of myofascial pain requires that we either get rid of the trigger point(s) or the reasons for their existence.
Rest assured we work ‘with’ your body to release its tension – not ‘on’ it!