Muscle Pain: How Can Trigger Point Injections Help?

Tight, sore muscles can be painful, and they can interfere with your quality of life. You can do things at home to help alleviate the pain, but sometimes it takes more than that to get your muscles to relax. 

We offer an innovative treatment called trigger point injections at Balance Wellspace in Denver, Colorado. Learn more about trigger points and how we can help relieve your pain so you can feel better faster.

What is a trigger point?

Technically, they’re bundles of muscle fibers and tight bands. You’ve probably felt them in your own muscles at some point, especially in your upper back or shoulders. 

It’s what you would call having a knot in your muscle. Sometimes, these knots can be very painful to the touch or even lead to tension headaches. They can also limit your range of motion.

What causes muscle pain?

Muscle pain occurs when a trigger point develops. Some causes of muscle pain include:

Other factors, like dehydration, stress, and anxiety, can also contribute to muscle tightness.

How to prevent trigger points

There’s no guarantee that you’ll never get a trigger point. But here are some things you can do to prevent them from forming:

What can I expect from trigger point injections?

When you just can’t work out a knot, or you seem to keep getting them, trigger point injections can help alleviate the muscle pain caused by these knots. 

The injections contain medicine that reduces inflammation and pain. Within a few minutes after we give you the injection, you should notice an improvement, and this will continue over the next few hours. 

We recommend that you take it easy for a day or so after treatment, but then you can get back to your normal routine. You can still work, but you may need to skip your next workout. 

Depending on the severity of your trigger points, the results could last from a few weeks to a few months. We can treat more than one trigger point at a time, so you won’t need multiple office visits to get full relief from the pain.

Get the fastest relief from trigger points

It’s true that knots in your muscles can be loosened by a trained massage therapist or by doing a variety of self-massage techniques at home. You may even use a heating pad or a muscle rub, do stretches, and take over-the-counter pain relievers. 

But, when you need long-lasting, immediate relief, it’s time to book a consultation to talk about trigger point injections with our team.

Request an appointment online or call 720-208-9316 today.

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