90% of the time our pain is muscular in origin. Trigger point therapy combats most pain, most of the time. Sometimes, the muscle therapy just seems to not be working. In this video, I am going to give you 6 reasons why your muscle therapy may not be working for your myofascial pain.
Trigger points are myofascial or muscle knots located within the muscle tissues. We are collecting trigger points throughout our lifetime. As a result, this can lead to muscle pain, tightness and more knots. Because this accounts for most of our pain, it is important to know about muscle pain and dysfunction.
Are Your Muscle Therapy Sessions Being Sabotaged?
After each of your muscle therapy sessions it is important to take note of any changes you are experiencing. The changes to your pain is your guide. Because this will determine if your muscle therapy or trigger point therapy is working. And if the benefits will lasts.
Sometimes we may be experiencing symptoms that are systemic. They could be related to the chemicals inside of our body. Are you getting relief after your muscle therapy sessions but the trigger points just keep coming back? Maybe it’s time to explore the hidden factors that could be contributing to these symptoms.
Is Your Muscle Therapy Helping You
Sometimes there are other things to consider going on in the body. Pain could be coming from one or all of these three places: a muscle knot or dysfunction, a structural issue or pathology. If your muscle therapy is giving you short term relief but the pain keeps coming back, there could be perpetuating factors involved. Sometimes by removing this perpetuating factor can help the trigger point resolve itself on its own.
Watch my video to see the 6 reasons why your muscle therapy is not working.
Who Should I Work With
You should not limit yourself to trying one approach. You may need to explore a number of modalities or practitioners to get relief.
Find a skilled muscle therapist who specializes in myofascial work or trigger point therapy. A muscle specialty I recommend is a Certified Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist. If you do not have one in your area, look for something similar.