Trigger Points- Treatment, types and Symptoms

Trigger point- Types Symptoms and treatment

A Trigger Point is referred to as a spot in the skeletal muscle area that is susceptible to pain on the application of pressure. The response that the exertion of pressure elicits could be of three types- Jump Sign, Local Twitch Response, and Referred Pain. What does one experience in each of these circumstances? What are the different types of trigger points? And what are the symptoms which suggest that one is suffering from Trigger point pain?

Trigger Points- The Types of Pains
Jump Sign- It is the searing pain that a person experiences when the trigger point is subject to pressure.
Local Twitch Response- This condition results from the contraction that occurs on injecting the Trigger point with a dry needle.
Referred Pain- It is that jolt of pain not in the affected area but in another place. Trigger Points can also be the cause of this sort of pain.
Before gathering information on how to treat trigger points it is important to know the various types of trigger points. There are classified on this basis:

Types of Trigger Points
  1. Primary and Secondary Trigger Points
    More often than not, a trigger point often triggers another one. The trigger point which simulates another one is called a primary trigger point and the resultant trigger point is a secondary one.
  2. Active and Latent Trigger Points
    An active trigger point could cause pain whether or not it is subject to pressure. It could also be the cause of other trigger points. A latent trigger point doesn’t cause pain unless an external force is applied to the area.
  3. Diffuse Trigger Points
    These trigger points are a cluster of secondary trigger points that come into existence as a result of the innumerable primary trigger points.
  4. Attachment Trigger Points
    These trigger points are found either in the area that connects the muscle to the tendon or in the bony part. These trigger points arise due to the strain that comes on the taut band that connects the bones to the muscles. If these trigger points remain untreated it can lead to the degeneration of the adjacent joint.
  5. Ligamentous Trigger Points
    Trigger points can even take shape in the ligaments. Their presence in the ligament of the spinal cord can impair the stability in the neck.
    How does one ascertain if they are suffering from trigger points? One often confuses this condition with other medical conditions? The most probable evidence which suggests that you are suffering from trigger point pain include
    A general state of tiredness
    Varying body temperature in the effected and non-effected area.
    Stiffness in the inflicted area.
    Prolonged muscle strain.
    An altered range of motion.
    Splitting headaches, migraine, tinnitus are also indicators of this condition.
    Incorrect Postures.
    If you are dealing with any of the above-mentioned conditions, treatment is in order. At CMRA Bangalore, the treatment plan is designed in accordance to your body. The treatment plan also takes into account inflammatory conditions and thyroid problems. It’s a holistic plan that also corrects the nutritional issues that are related to the condition.