Littleton CO Trigger Point Injection

Do you have stubborn knots and/or ropey muscles that linger for weeks, or even months? Those are likely TRIGGER POINTS .
Ultimate Health Medical Clinic is your physical medicine source for holistic medical joint pain relief. We treat these cases successfully in our Littleton, CO clinic with natural medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, and other non-drug and non-surgical methods. Come explore to see if trigger point therapy can help you get out of!

What is a Trigger Point?

A trigger point is a specific area within a muscle that has become tight and inflamed, causing pain and much discomfort. These points often manifest as tender "knots" or tight bands that can be felt when touched. In holistic medical practice, trigger point injections are provided to alleviate the pain associated with these sensitive areas, promote healing, and restore the body's natural motion & function.
Causes of trigger points include:
  • Muscle overuse: Prolonged or repetitive muscle activity can lead to the formation of trigger points.
  • Poor posture: Maintaining improper posture for extended periods can strain muscles and create trigger points.
  • Stress and tension: Emotional stress often leads to muscle tension, which can result in the development of trigger points.
  • Muscle spasms: Sudden, involuntary contractions of muscles in the back can be triggered by overexertion, poor posture, or muscle strain.
  • Injuries: Trauma to the muscle, such as from a sports injury or accident, can cause trigger points to form.
  • Muscle imbalances: When certain muscles are weak or tight, other muscles have to compensate, increasing the likelihood of trigger point development.

How Do Trigger Point Therapy & Injections Work?

Trigger point treatment is used to help relieve pain caused by tight knots in your muscles, called trigger points.
During a typical treatment, our medical provider injects sarapin and lidocaine as a natural therapy that can help relieve pain. The local anesthetic works by numbing the area, providing immediate pain relief, while sarapin also helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing over time.
By handling both pain and inflammation, trigger point injections help the tight muscles relax and reduce your discomfort. It’s important to follow a treatment regimen including specific stretching, posture, and prescribed motion after the injection, as this can help prevent trigger points from coming back in the future.

FAQs About Trigger Point Injections

Here at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic, we are proud to offer trigger point injections for patients struggling with fibromyalgia, tension headaches, myofascial pain, and muscle pain in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck.
During your appointment, we will locate the area where you are experiencing pain and inject small amounts of lidocaine, an anesthetic, and sarapin, a natural anti-inflammatory to help alleviate your symptoms. This procedure is safe and the risk of possible complications is very low. You may experience soreness or numbness at the injection site for a temporary period of time.
While you should avoid strenuous activity for a few days, you should be able to actively use your muscles immediately following treatment. For more information or to request an appointment, contact us today at (303) 904-0331.
Tiny knots in the myofascial tissue that cover your muscles are called trigger points. Active trigger points can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. They may be tender and painful when touched or even cause referred pain, which is felt outside the trigger point area.
Trigger point pain is often described as regional and persistent, spreading or radiating from the source. Myofascial trigger points can develop after acute muscle trauma or repeated traumas. They also form due to lack of exercise, prolonged inactivity, sleep disorders, poor posture, or nutritional deficiencies.
When trigger point pain is localized, it can spread to nearby areas and cause discomfort throughout the region. Over time, this can limit your range of motion. Trigger points also weaken the muscles they affect, which forces other muscles to work harder to compensate for this weakness.
Trigger points can cause:
Muscle weakness
Radiating pain
Poor posture, which can lead to:
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Jaw Pain
Tension Headaches
Because every individual who comes to Ultimate Health is different, our Joint Rejuvenation Protocol is personalized for each patient.
Our team of healthcare providers has decades of experience and deploys a protocol pulled from nearly a dozen proven treatment modalities.
The Joint Rejuvenation Protocol aims to restore function and increase the health of the tissues and joints, decreasing pain while bringing back functionality.
We want to see you living an active life!
Don't Let Trigger Points Stop You in Your Tracks...
Contact Ultimate Health Medical Clinic today to learn more about your body aches and pains, as well as see if you are a candidate for trigger point therapy.