Trigger Point Therapy in Waterford, MI
Trigger points in muscles are those painful muscle knots we of often feel. They are small areas of tightly contracted muscle or small patches of muscle that are in spasm.
The knots or trigger points prevents blood from flowing to those areas, which irritates the trigger points event further.
A collection of trigger points is referred to as myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).
Every muscle has the potential to develop a trigger point. It’s usually activated by overuse, trauma, infections, nerve pain, and electrolyte imbalances.
Trigger points usually cause deep, achy pain that is either in the location of the actual knot or sometimes the pain can radiate to other areas of the body, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself.
Muscles with active trigger points are unable to move through a full range of motion and are weaker than they otherwise would be.
Because muscles with trigger points are compromised, surrounding muscles often must compensate, and in turn, develop trigger points as well.
What Conditions Can Trigger Point Therapy Help?
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger point therapy includes applied compression to the trigger points for 30 to 90 seconds. A trained chiropractor will work within a patient’s pain threshold.
Successful treatment relies on identifying the trigger points, resolving them and then returning the affected muscles to their full range of motion and length.
Trigger point therapy relies on a skilled chiropractor, because if trigger points are pressed for too short a time, they may remain active. Pressing too long can irritate and bruise the muscle.
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