Trigger Point Therapy – What Is It?

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    Georgianna Gain

    Trigger point therapy is an ancient bodywork method that involves the application of gentle pressure to various tender body tissue areas in order to alleviate pain and muscular dysfunction in certain parts of the body without invasive surgery. It can also be described as myofascial (myo meaning soft tissue, vascular meaning tight muscle) therapy. Trigger point therapy targets chronic tension in a muscle or fascia and is designed to restore and maintain normal pain and mobility in many different joints and areas throughout the body while promoting healing. Trigger point therapy was developed by Joseph M. Proakis and John J. Doyle, and their study was published in the Journal of Manual Therapy in 1992.

    Trigger point therapy can be applied to treating many kinds of chronic and acute lower back pain in addition to hip pain, whiplash, tennis elbow, neck pain, shoulder pain, and more. Trigger point therapy helps to decrease stiffness and spasms in the muscles while helping to restore proper selection of motion and function. Trigger points are in fact small adhesion sites on the fascia tissue, but they can cause much greater damage in conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and cystitis. The tissue around the attachments between bone and muscle is called the fascia, and it’s composed of two layers – the primary fascia layer and the secondary fascia layer. The principal fascia tissue is directly affected when trigger points are implemented, and this layer helps to provide stability for the body and minimizes any inflammation in the region. Trigger point therapy aids in the regeneration of the primary layer.

    Trigger point therapy may be used for a broad range of treatment procedures, including physical therapy for pain management and motorized wheelchairs for those with severe neuromuscular conditions. Trigger point manipulation can be done without the use of medications or surgery, and there are no known negative side effects. Trigger point therapy can be done at work by a licensed physical therapist or psychiatric doctor, in the comfort of your own home, or in a massage chair. Trigger point therapy can be a part of a complete physical therapy program to help relieve chronic musculo-skeletal pain. Physical therapists may recommend trigger point therapy as part of a routine to help prevent injuries and increase the role of the injured body part. Trigger point therapy can be performed by chiropractors, in office or in a massage chair, or by physical therapy professionals.

    Trigger point therapy can help people suffering from various conditions, and it could even be used to help diagnose certain conditions, such as migraine headaches and fibromyalgia. Trigger point therapy and/or myotherapy (physical therapy) can also help relieve pain related to menstrual cramps, childbirth, back and neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and whiplash from automobile accidents. Trigger point therapy and/or myotherapy can be very beneficial in treating pain from shingles, plantar warts, herpes zoster, meningitis, and cerebral palsy. Trigger point therapy can also help to relive pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, tennis elbow, bursitis, and 목포출장 other soft tissue disorders. Trigger point therapy and/or myotherapy can be very beneficial in treating pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetic neuropathy, and spinal disorders.

    Trigger point therapy and/or myotherapy are frequently used in conjunction with drug therapy. When using trigger point treatment and/or myotherapy, the patient must also receive drug therapy to reduce inflammation and encourage the healing process. Trigger point therapy and/or myotherapy can also be used to treat postoperative pain, back and neck pain, and pain brought on by lymphedema, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Trigger point therapy has been successfully used to treat such conditions as tennis elbow, bursitis, and osteoarthritis, while myotherapy has been successfully utilized to treat such conditions as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and fibromyalgia trigger points.

    Trigger point therapy was initially developed for use in spine pain due to compression of the vertebrae of the backbone. This sort of pain occurs at the website of muscle knots, trigger factors, and muscular knots that become painful when activated. Trigger point therapy was first used for treating pinched nerves and low back pain associated with leg and hip deformities. The term,”activates” was first used by a patient in his first doctor’s office visit. Afterwards, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) began the standardization of the term,”triggers.” Trigger point therapy was further defined in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in a paper published in 1980.

    Trigger point therapy is sometimes recommended to treat many types of pain. This type of treatment works well for treating headaches, tennis elbow, knee pain, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other musculoskeletal problems. Trigger point therapy also has been known to help people who are experiencing chronic pain. Patients have experienced Trigger point therapy to help them cope with chronic pain such as upper and lower cervical spinal pain, fibromyalgia, and much more.

    Trigger point therapy works best when the patient and the therapist work together to find the suitable trigger point therapy to target the pain. When you see your therapist, it’s important that both of you describe your symptoms to your therapist. The two of you’ll be able to give accurate information to the therapist in order for the method to be effective. Your therapist will teach you about trigger points, how they can cause pain, and how they can be controlled. Your therapist will teach you the way to do myotherapy and might even recommend physical therapy and/or other forms of therapy that will assist you deal with your pain.

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