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Is Trigger Point Therapy for me?

What Is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger point therapy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on on detecting and releasing trigger points. Located in the skeletal muscle, trigger points are spots that produce pain when compressed. In many cases, trigger points form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers.1

Typically used to treat pain-related conditions, trigger point therapy is sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy. A number of techniques can be used to release trigger points, including massage therapy, chiropractic care, and dry needling.

Uses for Trigger Point Therapy

In alternative medicine, trigger point therapy is used to treat a number of chronic pain conditions, including:

  • headaches
  • temporomandibular joint pain
  • low back pain

In addition, some people use trigger point therapy as a treatment for

  • osteoarthritis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tinnitus
  • migraines
  • sciatica
  • sports injuries.


Preliminary research indicates that trigger point therapy may help manage tension headaches.

Heel Pain

Trigger point therapy may help relieve plantar heel pain.

For In a recent study, people with plantar heel plan were split into two groups: One group regularly performed stretching exercises, while the other group underwent trigger point therapy (in addition to following the same stretching routine as the first group). After a month, the group who received trigger point therapy showed a greater improvement in physical function and a greater decrease in pain.

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1 thought on “Why Would I Need Trigger Point Therapy”

  1. Edita Bernardino

    I’ve been fortunate enough to work for many years with Jocelyn having worked together in the past before she decided to move to Colorado.
    All I can say is she was one of the most requested therapists I had in our workplace. Her unique style, her ability to customized different massage modalities based on her clients’ needs, to listen with compassion and offer healthy tips on how one can alleviate physical stress made her very popular and sought after.
    I highly recommend Jocelyn to everyone looking for a great massage! Schedule a 90 minute session if you’re looking for a full body massage and feel the stress melt away.

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