Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points can be created when a muscle has been overworked or injured, and a little knot of muscle will develop causing pain in that general area. They can also cause referred pain that’s con-nected to different areas of the body due to the trigger point sitting on or near a nerve.

When these trigger points are causing consistent, irritable pain, it may be time to start considering trigger point injections. The injections are typically safe low-dose steroid options and include local anesthetic. The steroid is going to reduce your inflammation and catalyze the healing of muscle tis-sue. The anesthetic is simply for providing pain relief.

The actual injection will feel like a pinch and will only take a few minutes. Once the inflammation is reduced, massage therapy and physiotherapy techniques help to eliminate the pain and rehabili-tate the muscle fibers.