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Musculoskeletal Trigger Point Therapy. Causes and Treatments at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine

Musculoskeletal Trigger Point Therapy

Musculoskeletal Trigger Point Therapy. Causes and Treatments at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine

Musculoskeletal trigger points, often referred to as muscle knots, are a common source of chronic pain and discomfort, something we see regularly at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, and often related to muscular imbalances associated with certain injury. These hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle tissue can cause widespread pain and limit mobility, significantly impacting daily life.

At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we specialise in diagnosing and treating these troublesome points using conservative trigger point therapy and advanced regenerative techniques.

What Are Musculoskeletal Trigger Points?

Trigger points are tight areas within muscle tissue that cause pain either locally or in other parts of the body, known as referred pain. This is when pressure is applied to a trigger point and it can "triggers" pain in a different area, which is why they are sometimes known as a trigger point referral. These points can form in any muscle but are most commonly found in the neck, shoulders, back, and hips.

Causes of Trigger Points

Causes of Trigger Points

Trigger points are very common and often develop due to various factors, the main ones we see are some of the following below:

Muscle Overuse

Repetitive activities or maintaining certain postures for extended periods can strain muscles, leading to the formation of trigger points.


Acute trauma or injury to a muscle can result in the development of trigger points as the muscle tries to protect itself.

Poor Muscle Strength

Reduced muscle strength and condition can often lead to trigger point formation.

Stress and Anxiety

Emotional stress can cause muscle tension, leading to the formation of trigger points.

Poor Posture

Chronic poor posture can place undue stress on muscles, contributing to the development of trigger points.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Lack of adequate nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, can impair muscle function and contribute to trigger point formation.


A syndrome related to many of the various factors mentioned above. Fibromyalgia is know to be associated with chronic muscular trigger points. Further information can be found here at fibromyalgia.

Symptoms of Trigger Points

The primary symptom of trigger points is localised muscle pain that can radiate to other areas. Other symptoms include:

  • Stiffness and limited range of motion

  • Muscle weakness

  • Headaches

  • Tingling or numbness

  • Altered neuromuscular balance

Diagnosis at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine

Treatment for trigger points

our approach begins with a comprehensive evaluation. Our specialists use advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to identify trigger points accurately. This may include physical examination, patient history, and imaging studies to rule out other potential causes of pain.

Treatment for a Trigger Points at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine

Treatment for a Trigger Points at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine

Following assessment and appropriate diagnosis of trigger points, we offer a variety of treatment options tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Dry Needling

This technique involves inserting fine needles into the trigger points to release muscle tension and improve blood flow, promoting healing.

Myofascial Release Therapy

This hands-on therapy involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue to alleviate pain and restore motion.

Anti inflammatory injection therapy

Trigger points injection therapy that May invoice anti inflammatories such as corticosteroid or Traumeel therapy.

Regenerative Injections

Innovative treatments such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can stimulate tissue repair and healing at the site of the trigger points. PRP therapy is a very popular, natural and safe treatment we use here every day.

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Customised exercise programs and stretching routines can help strengthen muscles, improve posture, and prevent the recurrence of trigger points.

Lifestyle and Nutritional Counselling: Addressing underlying factors such as stress management, ergonomic adjustments, and nutritional support can enhance treatment outcomes.

How we can help at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine

Our musculoskeletal clinical practice is dedicated to providing cutting-edge, non-invasive treatments for musculoskeletal pain and injury. Our team of musculoskeletal experts are committed to delivering personalised care that addresses the root cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. By integrating advanced regenerative therapies with comprehensive care plans, we aim to restore your function and improve your quality of life.

Musculoskeletal trigger points can be a significant source of pain and discomfort, but effective treatment is available. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we combine advanced diagnostics with innovative therapies to provide relief and promote healing. If you are suffering from chronic muscle pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more

01564 339773



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