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If you require advice about our service, please call 01634 333999 (Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-4pm) or 01634 334605 (Mon-thurs 6-6.30pm, Fri 4-6.30pm)

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Trigger points

Trigger points are focal areas of hypersensitivity that are thought to cause pain and sometimes altered sensation in a range of areas. For example the pain referral pattern from one of the muscles in the buttock can mimic that of sciatica.

Treatment of trigger points includes stretching exercise, soft tissue manual therapies and acupuncture (Dry Needling). Often muscles develop trigger points because of a postural habit so this is an area that often needs addressing as well as just the treatment of the tender point.

As with any other problem you would first of all receive a comprehensive MSK physiotherapy examination, including a subjective history when your past medical history and current medication use would be collected. Please bring your medication history with you to your first appointment. Please attend wearing loose clothing so that the Physiotherapist can see and palpate the respective area.