Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections (TPIs) are ways to soothe myocardial pain. Trigger points are painful knots in your muscles that can be very sensitive to touch/pressure.
What Is Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections (TPIs) are ways to soothe myocardial pain (A disorder in which pressure on sensitive points in the muscle causes pain in seemingly unrelated body parts). Trigger points are painful knots in your muscles that can be very sensitive to touch/pressure. These might take place due to stress on muscle fibers caused by acute stress or repetitive micro-trauma. This can cause the muscle fibers to be stuck in a contracted state and can feel like a knot. Trigger point injections commonly involve injections of local anesthetic with or without corticosteroid, botulinum toxin, or without any injection substance (dry needling).
What Are the Benefits of TPI?
Trigger point injections provide pain relief to people who have been suffering from myofascial pain associated with trigger points and have not found relief with other forms of treatment. There is also a low risk of side effects associated with TPI due to the procedure being minimally invasive and non-surgical. Since this procedure is non-surgical there is no recovery or downtime needed and the most side effect experienced is just a little bit of bruising. Trigger point injections can be used to treat different health conditions in addition to neck and back pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tamaporomandibular joint pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatica and even sports injuries. This form of treatment can also usually be used along with other forms of treatment without harm.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for TPI?
Any person experiencing the ailments listed above such as; carpal tunnel syndrome, tamaporomandibular joint pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatica and even sports injuries. Any one who experiences muscle pain or spasms may be a good candidate for trigger point injections. These injections are usually performed on people who have not responded to other forms of treatment such as medication, physical therapy or massage. If you think you’re a good candidate for trigger point therapy contact Lodi Medical today!