Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points can be created when a muscle has been overworked or injured, and a little knot of muscle will develop causing pain in that general area. They can also cause referred pain that’s connected to different areas of the body due to the trigger point sitting on or near a nerve.
When these trigger points are causing consistent, irritable pain, it may be time to start considering trigger point injections. The injections are typically safe low-dose steroid options and include local anesthetic. The steroid is going to reduce your inflammation and catalyze the healing of muscle tissue. The anesthetic is simply for providing pain relief.
The actual injection will feel like a pinch and will only take a few minutes. Once the inflammation is reduced, massage therapy and physiotherapy techniques help to eliminate the pain and rehabilitate the muscle fibers.