Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a manual technique that involves specific manipulations to muscles, connective tissues and fascia. Myofascial trigger points are painful areas in your muscles. Trigger point is hyperirritable area or tiny knots in your skeletal muscles and fascia. Trigger points can cause local pain or referred pain and often accompany chronic disorders of musculoskeletal system. At IPRC, we provide best trigger point therapy so that you can enjoy pain free quality of life.
Get Better And State-of-the-art Treatment Of Trigger Points At IPRC
The physical therapy experts at IPRC understands that every patient has unique condition and unique anatomy, and every condition has specific and distinctive characteristics. Run-of-the mill physical therapy clinics uses one-size-fit-all approaches for patient care, utilizing the same cookie-cutter exercises that fails to properly rehabilitate patients.
At IPRC, we use one-on-one and personalized treatment approach that is especially design to treat your pain. Our individualized treatment protocols ensures that you get proper treatment to eliminate the source of your pain. We are fully aware the rehabilitation takes time, so we make sure that time invested in therapy should be properly utilized and not wasted.
From our state-of-the-art equipment to top-notch physical therapy treatment, we ensure that our patients get best musculoskeletal rehab. Our experience of combining state-of-the-art equipment, professional expertise and cutting-edge training technologies makes IPRC the number one clinic to treat your myofascial pain and trigger point pain in shortest possible time.
Causes of trigger points:
- Advanced age
- Injury due to trauma or fall
- Lack of physical activity or exercise. It is more common in people with inactive and sedentary lifestyle
- Bad and poor posture. Trigger points are very common among people with sway back posture. crossed-leg posture or telephone posture.
- Overuse of muscles or repetitive microtrauma may lead to trigger points.
- Chronic stress conditions like depression and anxiety can cause trigger points
- Problems with sleep
- Hypermobility of joints
- Deep aching pain
- Weakness of muscles.
- Reduced range of motion or mobility
- Sore or tender muscles
What type of pain is caused by trigger points?
Referred and local pain arise from trigger points. Pain of trigger point is coupled with nerve or joint pain and is felt deep or superficial depending on location of pain.
Is trigger points harmless?
Mostly when there is no underlying cause, trigger point and myofascial pain diminishes. If your trigger point pain persists for more than 6 months, then it could lead to irreversible damage of muscle that is much more resistant to management and treatment.
Trigger points therapy at IPRC:
Manual therapy is a hands-on technique to body tissues which increases mobility. ROM is also increased with the help of manual therapy. Joint mobilization will improve both stability and mobility.
Ischemic compression techniques:
During this technique, ischemia is produced in the trigger points zone by applying sustained pressure. It leads to relaxation by reducing tension within the trigger points zone.
Myofascial trigger point therapy:
Trigger point therapy releases tight myofascial tissues that will reduce local pain as well as referred pain. Trigger point therapy is very effective in treating conditions like neck pain, back pain, wrist pain, sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, foot and ankle pain, hip pain, knee pain and headache. Trigger point massage therapy is widely used to release trigger points.
Dry needling is used for the relieve of muscular spasm and stiffness. It breaks trigger points which are tiny knots in your muscles. During dry needling therapy, a relaxation response is elicited by insertion of needle into trigger point. As no medication is inserted by needle so we called this procedure as dry needling. The effect of needle is pain elimination by taking pressure off the muscle, nervous and connective tissues. At IPRC, our dry needling technique is performed accurately by dry needling specialists ensuring reduction of pain and improving outcome of patients within shortest possible time.
Evidence proved that by utilizing passive treatment modalities like electrotherapy, manual therapy and tapping will provide additional benefits when use in combination with therapeutic exercises.
Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.
Interferential current (IFC)
Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS is used to slow down the pain signals that goes to brain and spinal cord which may help in muscle relaxation and reducing pain.
Cupping therapy helps in improving blood flow and reducing symptoms. it also aids in relaxation and facilitates healing process. Cupping therapy is commonly used to treat variety of conditions like joint and muscle pain, headaches, depression, anxiety, and skin conditions.
Prevention of trigger points:
The risk for developing myofascial pain can be reduced by:
- Maintain proper sleep
- Reducing your stress level
- Proper exercise
- Start practicing relaxation methods
- Eating a healthy diet
Is trigger point therapy safe?
Trigger points are located just beneath your skin and can be easily palpated. Trigger point therapy is a non-invasive technique and involves placing pressure on the tiny knots and then massaging it until the points releases. However, in case of deep trigger points, they are present in deep tissues and dry needling is often used to induce a twitch response produced by insertion of needles into the knots or trigger points that leads to releasing these points. Dry needling technique is painless, quick and accurate technique that leads to rapid relief of pain. At IPRC, it is our goal to eliminate your pain and to restore normal function so that you can enjoy pain free quality of life.
Get treatment at IPRC that really works:
Conventional medicine aims at managing and reducing symptoms without identifying and addressing underlying cause. Our advance technologies and transformative therapy will help in eradicating the root cause of your dysfunction and pain so that you can enjoy pain free and active lifestyle.
At IPRC, we use holistic care and individualized treatment approach for patients and never use cookie cutter exercises to achieve optimal and best results. We properly examine patient and provide one -on-one physical therapy based on proper diagnosis. The custom design and personalized treatment is utilized for addressing unique condition of patients make IPRC the number one clinic for treating trigger points pain.
Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy
Certified Spinal Manual Therapist
Dr. Aleem has done various certifications in the field of physical therapy. He is Certified Spinal Manual therapist (Manual concepts, Australia). Spinal manual therapy is used to relieve neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions by application of forces at joints of spine. These treatments are helpful in restoring spine dysfunctional areas.
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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.