trigger points treatment

Trigger Points Treatment

Also known as muscle knots, immobility, lack of exercise and stretching causes trigger points. Pain management is essential in such situations.

Trigger points - causes and symptoms

Common causes of trigger points

Trigger points are caused due to the overuse of the muscles, injury, or physical stress. It can occur due to repetitive actions such as weight lifting or using a computer for a long period of time. There is no single factor that causes trigger points, however, a combination of factors can cause it, such as:

  • Poor postures
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Injury
  • Lack of sleep 
  • Lack of exercise or movement
  • Emotional problems
  • Obesity

Common symptoms of trigger points

  • Deep, aching muscle pain
  • Pain that persists over a period of time or worsens
  • A knot in a muscle
  • Difficulty in sleeping owing to pain

When to consult a doctor for trigger points?

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Persistent pain
  • Stiffness or lack of motion in muscles
  • Deep pain in localized areas