Trigger Point Injections in Rochester, NY
When areas of a muscle contain trigger points, most commonly known as a “knot,” that area of muscle tends to cause pain because the tissue does not relax. These knots can be felt under the skin and may irritate nerves near it. The pain caused by trigger points can be deceiving, because it may cause discomfort in another part of the body depending on nerve location.
Trigger point injections can be used to treat many muscle groups during one visit. They are most commonly performed in patients who are experiencing knots in their lower back, neck, arms, and legs.
How a Trigger Point Injection Works
A small needle that contains a local anesthetic to numb pain is inserted into the trigger port. The needle then delivers a mixture of medication to make that area of the muscle inactive and reduce inflammation. This should allow the muscle group to loosen, and promote blood flow to begin the healing process.
The procedure should only take around 15 minutes and is often performed anywhere from weekly to monthly, depending on the severity of the issue and the response to treatment.
The TPI procedure provides relief to many of our patients who are suffering from chronic muscle tightness. There may be some pain in the injection site once the local anesthetic wears off. Over the few days following the procedure, the inflammation in the muscle should gradually decrease.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are experiencing muscle pain or tightness, Boev Clinic may be able to help. We pride ourselves on finding solutions to our patient’s pain issues. Call us today at (585) 342-2638 to find out how our specialists can provide an individualized treatment plan for you.