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Trigger Point Injection

Pain Medicine & Physical Rehabilitation Specialists located in Orange, CA

Trigger Point Injection
Trigger Point Injection services offered in Orange, CA

Trigger point injections can provide rapid relief for tight and painful muscle knots. At InnovateMed Medical Group in Orange, CA we use the most effective trigger point treatments to deactivate your painful muscle points. Same-day appointments are available. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule today. 

Trigger Point Injection Q&A

What is a Trigger Point?

A trigger point occurs when part of a muscle grows very tight, causing considerable sensitivity and pain. Trigger points can cause pain at the site of the tight muscle fibers and throughout the rest of the muscle as well.

Trigger points can cause a twitch response when pressured and may cause referred pain in other seemingly unrelated parts of the body. 

Trigger points can cause other issues as well, like reduced range of motion and muscle weakness. When trigger points are untreated, some people develop problems such as migraines or chronic back or neck pain. 

What Causes Trigger Points?

Trigger points often develop due to muscle overuse or injuries. You may have a higher risk of developing trigger points if you have high-stress levels since stress often causes muscle clenching that may then cause trigger points. 

Poor posture can also increase your risk because it can put abnormal pressure on certain parts of your body.

Trigger Point Injections: Relieving Painful Knots in Your Muscles

Trigger point injections involve the injection of a pain-relieving substance directly into the muscle fibers affected. 

These injections deactivate the trigger point that’s causing your pain, essentially forcing tight and painful areas to relax and return to normal. Trigger point injections can offer fast relief and allow you to participate in rehab exercises better.

Injections can contain several different substances, such as:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Dextrose
  • Botulinum toxin

The substances used depend on your pattern of pain, the cause of the trigger point, and how long you’ve had it. We use the most state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, like Kinetisense range-of-motion assessment using artificial intelligence, to plan treatment accurately. 

Trigger Point Injections and Other Services for Optimal Pain Relief

Trigger point injections combine well with ultrasound-guided Joint injections to help improve the body’s healing ability. Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT), can then be given to help reduce the pressure that causes trigger points and prevents them from reactivating.

Same-day appointments are available, so click the online booking feature or schedule your trigger point injections by calling InnovateMed Medical Group today.