Trigger Point Injection
Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or muscle spasms that form when muscles do not relax. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body.
During a Trigger Point Injection procedure, a Board Certified Orthopedist inserts a small needle into the patient’s trigger point. The injection contains a local anesthetic or saline, and may include a corticosteroid. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. Injections are given in our office and take just a few minutes. Several sites may be injected in one visit.