Chronic pain is often identified as arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica symptoms, tendonitis, Angina Pectoris, Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia. In many cases, however, a misdiagnosis is involved, and the pain is actually caused by trigger points in the muscles.
This can be diagnosed correctly and treated through trigger point massage therapy, given by professional massage therapists. Dr. Janet G. Travell, personal physician of US President John F. Kennedy, discovered and mapped out trigger points in 1942.
Trigger pointsare nodules that are contractions in bands of muscles that have tightened. The trigger points themselves cause local pain while simultaneously referring pain to other body parts. The referred pain is often located far from the trigger point. Painful trigger points that actively refer pain to other body parts are called active trigger points.
Your trigger points may not go away on their own, but that doesn’t mean you have to…
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