Trigger Point Injection (TPI) for Muscle Pain Relief Q&A

Trigger Point Injection (TPI) for Muscle Pain Relief Q&A

If you are experiencing muscle pain caused by tight knots or trigger points, the professionals at Ramos Center in Florida can help! Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We have convenient locations in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL.

Trigger Point Injection (TPI) for Muscle Pain Relief Near Me in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL
Trigger Point Injection (TPI) for Muscle Pain Relief Near Me in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL

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What is a trigger point injection for?
How effective are trigger point injections?

What Happens During a Trigger Point Injection?
When Is Trigger Point Injection Used?

Trigger point injections are a type of injection used to treat pain, inflammation, arthritis and many other conditions. Trigger point injections can precisely target the painful area to alleviate symptoms and treat pain. There are several types of trigger point injections, but the most common include a corticosteroid mixed with a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine. Trigger point injections are a common way to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries; the goal of trigger point injections is to restore the muscle or tendon to its normal range of motion, relieve pain and improve quality of life.

What is a trigger point injection for?


Trigger point injections are a common procedure used to treat inflammation and myofascial pain in the shoulders, neck, arms, legs and back. Trigger point injections are delivered through the needles directly into the trigger points, which are painful areas in the muscle. They are used to address points of tension in the tissues that surround joints. They can help restore range of motion and reduce the risk of joint instability. In addition to this, trigger point injections are a common intervention during rehabilitation; they are usually performed by a physical therapist or doctor.

How effective are trigger point injections?


For people with chronic muscle pain, trigger point injections may offer immediate pain relief and improved range of motion. However, these injections have a different effect on everyone; some people experience significant pain relief immediately after receiving the injections, while others find that their pain levels improve after several days or weeks. In other cases, some people may not benefit at all from trigger point injections. According to a 2019 study which investigated the effects of trigger point injections in people with abdominal muscle pain, the participants reported significant reductions in pain two years after the initial injection; five participants had received an additional injection, while one other had experienced no response to the treatment.

What Happens During a Trigger Point Injection?


Trigger point injections are a quick and simple procedure; they only take a few minutes to perform. Depending on the location of pain, the trigger point injection specialist may ask the patient to either sit or lie down. Next, they will locate the trigger point by feeling over the area of pain, then administer the injection. The patient may experience immediate relief after receiving the injections; this is most common when a local anesthetic is included in the injection. In other cases, the patient may experience relief within a few days as the corticosteroids begin to take full effect.

When Is Trigger Point Injection Used?


Healthcare providers use trigger point injections to help treat myofascial pain, a type of muscle pain that affects the muscles and fascia, the thin, white connective tissue wrapped around every muscle. One or more trigger points are typically responsible for the pain and tenderness in myofascial pain. Also known as muscle knots, trigger points feel like small bumps, nodules or knots in the muscle tissue.

Trigger points can develop in any muscle, but some areas are more common than others, including:

Masseter — A muscle in the jaw
Levator scapulae — A muscle located on the sides of the neck
Gluteus medius — A muscle in the hip
Quadratus lumborum — A deep muscle in the low back
Trapezius — The muscle extending over the back of the neck and shoulders
Sternocleidomastoid — A muscle in the front of the neck
Temporalis — A muscle on the sides of the head

Call us today to book an appointment for trigger point injections for muscle pain relief, or visit one of our seven locations: in Bradenton, FL; Dunedin, FL; Englewood, FL; Port Charlotte, FL; Sarasota, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; and Venice, FL. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, St. Petersburg FL, Palmetto FL, Laurel FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Memphis FL, Cortez FL, Port Charlotte FL and Dunedin FL.

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