What are Myofascial Trigger Points?
- Causes of a myofascial trigger point include:
- Poor posture
- Poor biomechanics
- Acute physical trauma
- Inadequate rest
Treating Myofascial Trigger points:
- Ischemic Pressure involves sustaining varying amounts of pressure on a trigger point in an attempt to block the oxygen and thus the energy source to the area of increased contraction.
- Dry Needling has also been demonstrated to produce immediate increases in range of movement and decreased pain in individuals complaining of myofascial related pain.
- Heat Therapy can help to relax muscle tension and can work effectively before or/and after physiotherapy treatment to compliment the treatment.
- Self release techniques are taught, with the use of foam rollers and release balls, helping patients to maintain healthy fascia and reducing pain.
- Postural awareness is also vital in both the management and prevention of developing myofascial pain.