What is a trigger point?

 

A trigger point is a point on a muscle or muscle group where the pain originates. It’s easy to find because it’s tender to the touch. This hyper-sensitive spot will often refer pain to other areas of the body. There can be several trigger points in one area, but the main trigger point will refer pain to other specific areas. Secondary trigger points are tender but will not refer pain. Trigger Point Therapy includes ischemic pressure to release the point followed by massage to increase blood flow and encourage flushing out any waste by-products that have collected in the tissue. Gentle stretching to the area will also increase range of motion and mobility.