Trigger point and pain

Everyone feels some kind of pain from time to time. Pain is the most common symptom of potentially thousands of injuries, diseases, disorders and conditions you can experience in your lifetime. It can also result from treatments for conditions and diseases. Pain can last a short time and go away when you heal (acute pain). Or it can also last for months or years (chronic pain).Trigger point releases, relax your muscles and reduce pain by disrupting the core positive feedback loop. This can be done at any of the stages. For example, massage will help relax the muscles, and increase blood flow which helps remove waste products.

Referred pain is probably the most important trigger point concept to discuss with clients.

Referred pain from trigger points means that you might feel the symptoms in another part of your body that seems unrelated. For example, a trigger point in your upper trapezius might be causing headaches.

Pain is a complex symptom experienced differently and individually, and referred pain is the defining symptom of a myofascial trigger point.

What causes trigger points?

When a muscle is healthy, a gliding occurs between muscle fibers to contract and lengthen a muscle. When a trigger point develops, muscle fibers clump together and spasm. The trigger point constricts the flow of blood to that area, which causes the area to become increasingly irritated and cause pain locally on touch.