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Introduction to Trigger Point Injections

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Dr. Trever Wilkins, DO

Medical Director

What is a Trigger Point Injection?

Trigger points are painful "knots" in your muscles. When muscles can't relax, these trigger points form. Much of the time, trigger points are associated with poor posture, muscle injury, poor mechanics that lead to muscle stress, and joint disorders. TPI is a procedure where the doctor injects a small needle, with local anesthetic or saline and possibly a steroid, into the target area. This can help alleviate the pain.

What is a Trigger Point Injection used for?

TPI is used to relieve pain in areas of muscle that do not relax. Once it is injected, it quickly makes the trigger point inactive and alleviates the pain. It is used to treat many different muscle groups including muscles in your arms, legs, back, and neck. It can also help with fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Trusted Trigger Point Practitioners in Eastern Arizona

Find the trigger point therapy that’s best for you with the help of friendly medical professionals. Optimize You hosts some of the best trigger point injection practitioners in Arizona.

If you’re curious about trigger point injections, we recommend you book an appointment with our experts. That way, you can gain in-depth knowledge about the practice and feel comfortable getting a procedure simultaneously. Because education and knowledge are part of the process toward becoming a healthier you.

*Disclaimer: Please note trigger point injection results may vary. The health results claimed on our site are based on medical studies and also individual results. However, these examples may not be applicable and/or typical to all patients of Optimize You Performance Medicine.

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