In basic terms, a trigger point is a very tender spot that is painful when pressure is applied. When tight and sore, trigger points create referred pain and tenderness throughout the associated muscle.
How do you treat the soreness related to trigger points and how do we stop them developing again?
Speak to your physiotherapist or myotherapist. Often we can help to pin point your individual cause of pain, whether it be a new sport, posture, job or activity (or lack of activity … netflix neck). We can help provide alternative positions, stretches or exercises, and manual therapy such as massage, mobilisation or dry needling to provide long term relief from your aggravating activity.
Atkinson P, Sparre K, Davies J; Myofascial Trigger Point (2014); RMIT University