Myofascial trigger points are the hypersensitive and hyper-irritable spots on fascia that is soft tissue surrounding skeletal muscles. They can be caused by many different reasons such as prolonged overuse of muscles, acute trauma, degeneration changes, or post-injury/post-surgery.
Myofascial trigger points can cause inflammation and pain not only on the affected area but also the distant areas from the myofascial trigger points, in turn, they can reduce the range of motion and functional mobility.
Burnaby chiropractor, Dr Isaac D. Lee, will use trigger point manual therapy in order to break down scar tissues or myofascial trigger points to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and facilitate functional mobility.
Here are examples of some conditions that can be treated by chiropractic manual therapy.
– Frozen Shoulder
– low back pain due to myofascial trigger points
– Neck pain due to myofascial trigger points
– Headaches due to myofascial trigger points
– Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow
– Shin Splints
– Runner’s Knee
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Plantar Fascitis
– Shoulder neck pain
– Sports injuries
– overuse injuries
– Rotator Cuff syndrome