Trigger point injections are gaining in popularity as an effective weapon against joint pain. If knots in your soft tissue are causing you pain, the pain management specialists at ReGenesis Medical Center use trigger point injections to get to the source of your pain, relieving the tension. If you’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and you’d like to learn more about how trigger point injections can help you, call or book an appointment online.
Your body is an incredibly complex machine, full of moving parts that all work together for optimal function. Because of this integration, a localized problem casts a wide net, often affecting, and impeding, surrounding systems.
It’s this fact that lies behind trigger point injections, which target joint pain by releasing the tension, or knots, in the tissue and muscles that surround your joint.
Trigger point injections are designed to relieve areas of tension in your muscles or tissue that put pressure on your surrounding nerves, causing localized or referred pain (Referred pain is pain that’s felt in another part of your body and not in the area where the problem exists).
The injections themselves may contain one or a combination of these ingredients:
The team at ReGenesis Medical Center injects the solution directly into the areas of tension, causing your muscles and tissues to relax.
The pain management specialists at ReGenesis Medical Center turn to trigger point injections for most musculoskeletal issues involving your joints, including:
Any joint that’s affected by tension in the surrounding tissue is a candidate for trigger point injections.
You will experience results both immediately and gradually. The local anesthetic goes to work on contact and numbs the tissue. If the doctor injects a steroid to address inflammation, that takes a little more time to work — typically several days.
The relief you feel after your injections only increases as your tissues relax and your body’s biomechanical system starts to function properly again.
The doctors administer trigger point injections at the ReGenesis Medical Center office and they take only a few minutes. You’re free to go home right after the procedure.
There are very few side effects associated with this minimally invasive procedure. You may feel some soreness at the site of the injection, along with minor redness and swelling, but these side effects are usually short-lived.
To find out whether you’re a good candidate for trigger point injections, call ReGenesis Medical Center or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.