Having to deal with muscle tension and knots can be bothersome and inhibit you from going about your daily tasks. Anthony Aghenta, MD, MS, FACP and the integrative health team at GhentMD in Gilbert, Arizona, can help improve your physical welfare through the use of trigger point injections, a quick, minimally invasive regenerative option requiring zero downtime. To relieve your myofascial pain, schedule your trigger point session by calling the office or booking your appointment online.
Trigger points are painful areas of your muscle containing sensitive areas, known as muscle knots, that tighten and contract even when at rest. These knots lead to spasms and inflammation within your skeletal muscle along with irritating surrounding nerves. That can lead to referred pain, or pain felt in other areas of your body.
Trigger point injections can treat a multitude of conditions, including:
By using trigger point injections, you can alleviate debilitating pain that’s caused by your muscle knots. This helps improve your quality of life, both emotionally and physically.
Depending on the number of injection sites, the procedure typically lasts 15-30 minutes. The first step is to insert a small needle into your trigger point. This injection contains a local anesthetic to numb the area in addition to decreasing your muscle spasm and diminishing your pain.
After your injections, you’re likely to feel slightly sore and stiff, yet those symptoms should subside within a day. By the third day post-treatment, your pain should be drastically reduced.
The sensitivity and pain coming from trigger points can inhibit you from living your life to the fullest. Because of that, it’s important to understand how to limit your chances of developing trigger points.
Trigger points can occur anywhere in the body, but they’re mostly found in your back, shoulders, and neck. Dr. Aghenta recommends you practice proper posture by not slouching and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. If you spend much of your day sitting, it’s important to get up and walk around for at least 10 minutes every hour to ensure proper blood circulation in your body.
Pain can limit you in terms of what you can do physically and it can also take an emotional toll. To get rid of your musculoskeletal pain using trigger point injections, call GhentMD today or schedule your appointment online.
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