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Trigger points are small lumps or knots in your muscles that cause pain at that point and refer pain to other areas around the body. Trigger points are caused when a muscle is overworked or injured through exercise, car accidents, improper posture, moving furniture, and other activities that can push your muscles beyond their capacity.
Trigger points can be treated through a variety of invasive procedures. Treatment procedures in a doctor’s office consist of injections from a selection of options: saline, anesthetic, steroids, and botulism toxin. While injections may provide immediate relief they carry high risks of soft tissue and organ damage. A better short and long term solution is trigger point massage and exercises that target strengthening your joints, which may prevent recurring trigger points. (more…)