Treating Muscle Pain & Knots with Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are intended to treat pain that radiates from a trigger point to a sensitive area in the muscle or connective tissue (fascia). Trigger points are painful “knots” in your muscles. They form when a muscle can’t relax. Sometimes you can feel these knots when you rub your muscle.
Trigger point injections inject a small amount of anesthetic and steroid into the trigger point to alleviate the pain. Trigger Point injections are also used to treat conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome or other chronic pain. After a trigger point injection, you can actively use your muscle. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for the first few days.
This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.