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What is a Trigger Point?

Trigger points

~live in skeletal muscles and develop in response to overuse and/or trauma

~send pain to areas of the body other than where the dysfunction actually originates

 

~can create symptoms that are confusingly similar to other conditions

 

~can ultimately lead to misdiagnosis by physicians

~are hypersensitive and hyper-irritable

 

~are associated withe movement restrictions 

~complicate arthritic conditions due to pain and decreased range of motion of joints

~are not well known by many health care professionals

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