How Trigger Point Injections (TPI) Can Help Relieve Pain

How Trigger Point Injections (TPI) Can Help Relieve Pain

by Yenny (SU)
When muscle tissue becomes tight, it can develop points of hyperirritability called trigger points. Trigger points can usually be felt as nodules or knots in the taut bands of muscle fiber. What makes this different from an ordinary muscle knot is that a trigger point can trigger pain in other parts of the body. This happens because trigger points may irritate nerves around them, causing this “referred pain.”