Trigger Point Therapy

Muscle pain and weakness are often caused by myofascial trigger points.  This term refers to tender muscle nodules or “knots” in the muscles or connective tissue (fascia) that are painful when pressed. Trigger points can also refer pain in characteristic patterns to other areas of the body. A number of hands-on therapies have been found to be beneficial. Modalities, such as trigger point electrotherapy and microcurrent stimulation can be helpful. A technique called dry needling may be used when trigger points have not responded to other therapies. Additional physical therapy interventions include therapeutic stretching and corrective exercise.