Fredericton Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points in the body, commonly known as “muscle knots” consist of tense and tight areas of muscle tissue that are frequently the source of pain. The source of the pain felt in one body part however, may however originate in a distant location. A trigger point or ‘knot’ in the back for example, may cause debilitating pain in the neck area. Therapists at Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic are trained and experienced to identify the source of muscle pain and administer treatments to provide lasting relief from chronic pain for our Fredericton clients.
Identifying Trigger Points and Associated Conditions
Trigger points are classified as either active or latent. Active trigger points radiate or refer pain from muscle or fascia in a characteristic pattern. For example, trigger points in the shoulders often send pain and tension up to the neck. Qualified Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic practitioners apply effective treatment to release pain and physical tension at its source through massage, acupuncture and hydrotherapy applications.
Relief for Decreased Mobility and Fibromyalgia
Latent trigger points, on the other hand, do not always refer pain to another part of the body and may cause discomfort only when pressed. . When latent trigger points are awakened by stress or injury, they become active. Frequently being the cause of stiff joints and declining mobility as we age, latent trigger points are also associated with chronic pain syndromes including fibromyalgia.
Trigger Point Treatment Plans
Releasing trigger points increases muscle strength and flexibility and improves range of motion. Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic therapists are trained to identify affected areas and provide lasting relief with professional massage and acupuncture treatments. Needling a trigger point is a quick and effective way of treating a myofascial pain syndrome. Many clients experience significant relief following one or two trigger point therapy treatments. The frequency of treatment varies and depends on the presenting condition.
We invite the people of Fredericton to contact our licensed specialists to find out more about treatment options.