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Myofascial trigger points

Our highly skilled practitioners harness the cutting-edge technology of EMS radial shockwaves to deliver targeted and precise treatment directly to the trigger points in your muscles. These shockwaves penetrate into the affected tissues, promoting muscle relaxation, improving blood flow, and stimulating the body's natural healing response. By effectively breaking up the knots and tension in the trigger points, radial shockwave therapy provides lasting relief, restores optimal muscle function, and helps you regain control over your body. Experience the remarkable benefits of radial shockwave therapy as we guide you towards a pain-free and revitalised life.

Reduce Pain and Improve Muscle Function: Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points

Myofascial trigger points are localised areas of muscle fibres that are sensitive and can cause pain and discomfort. These trigger points can develop due to acute injury, microtrauma from repetitive stress, muscle overuse, trauma, or poor posture. They often present as knots or tight bands in the muscle tissue and when activated, they can radiate pain to other body areas, causing referred pain and muscle dysfunction.

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Fast

Treatments are quick and typically take around 5 minutes to 15 minutes depending on the treatment site.

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Non-invasive

Shockwave therapy doesn't require injections or surgery and is a great alternative to sterioid injections.

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Effective

Shockwave is shown to reduce the average pain score from 8.5/10 to 1.5/10 within four weekly sessions.

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What are Myofascial Trigger points?

Myofascial Trigger Points are localised areas of within skeletal and fascia that are painful when palpated. Myofascial trigger points are a very common condition, especially in the cervical musculature. Up to 85% of back pain and approximately 55% of neck pain and headaches are caused by myofascial pain.

Myofascial trigger points are commonly associated with poor posture. Myofascial trigger points frequently produce neurological complaints, including headache, dizziness, sensory symptoms, and gastrointestinal problems.

 

The treatment of Myofascial trigger points typically includes manual pressure to release the contraction of the muscle segment and to stretch the segment to restore normal muscle fibre length. In some severe cases, patients may be prescribed muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and anticonvulsants from their GP.

How can Shockwave Therapy help Myofascial Trigger points?

Radial shock wave therapy is very effective for Myofascial trigger points and may mimic manual therapy in applying pressure to a trigger point to release the pathologic contraction of the muscle segment. Prevention of recurrence should focus on appropriate ergonomic changes in patients’ day-to-day activities to avoid repetitive stress to the injured muscles. For this we recommend a multi-modal approach inclusive of Osteopathic Treatment.

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