Medical science is continuously discovering different methods to cure pain or diseases in various patients. Trigger point injections are the result of this discovery. Before discussing trigger point injections, it is necessary to know that what trigger point is.

A trigger point is the delicate part of the muscle or fascia that starts to ache when it compresses. It helps us to identify the outer part of the body that is developing pain.

What is trigger point injection?

Trigger point injection is a type of naturopathic modality that helps to reduce pain in your muscle skeleton. It decreases muscle tensions. It aids the patients to save from myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia. Most people prefer their neck, arms, and back to take this injection.


The treatment of the trigger point injection is usually taking place in the clinic of the medical specialists. The health care professional injects the needle of trigger point injection into the painful area of the patient. The injection consists of saline, anesthetic, and corticosteroid. If the patient has an allergy to certain drugs, doctors inject this injection without any medications.


The time that took by trigger point injection comprises of few minutes. After taking the injection, the trigger point becomes lethargic, and the muscle pain reduces slowly. Some people prefer to inject more than one injection to their painful sites in a single treatment, and others only choose to take one injection at a time.

The results of this injection start to appear very soon. People get relief in one to two days after taking the injection. The people who take trigger point injections are usually suggested by the doctors to take rest for some days to get excellent results.

Benefits of the Trigger Point Injections

There are many benefits of trigger point injections. Some benefits present below

Headaches Trigger point injections or TPI release the pain of the muscles. Expert review of neurotherapeutics in 2012 proved that TRI is very beneficial for patients who suffer from headaches.

Heel pain Trigger point injections provide the fastest recovery to patients with heel pain. The journal of orthopedic and sports physical therapy in 2011 explains that TRI gives valuable results against heel pain.

Myofascial pain syndrome It creates pain in the muscles and tissues of the body. By injecting trigger point injections, people get relief from the pain of their muscles and tissues.

Fibromyalgia It is a kind of chronic pain that affects the soft tissues of the body. It systematically spread in the whole body. People use trigger point therapy to get rid of this chronic pain.

Back pain Trigger point injections help to provide aid against back pain. This therapy is for patients who suffer from back pain.

Joint pain Patients with temporomandibular joint pain usually trigger point injections to get instant relief in their joints. It gives very effective results to them.

Conditions that can Get Benefits from TRI

Many conditions can get beneficial results from TRI. You can get relief from musculoskeletal pains by TRI. Some of the conditions are listed below.

  • Shoulder, neck, knee, elbow, wrist, ankle, and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Joint inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Strain/sprain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle tension
  • Nerve pain/tingling
  • Chronic overuse injuries
  • Bulging Discs
  • Bladder pain/spasm

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