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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy services offered in Bonita Springs, FL & Estero, FL

When you have a localized area of tightness or tenderness in a muscle, trigger point therapy offers relief. At Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics in Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida, Dr. Chip Shemansky, DC, provides this technique for irritated muscles, releasing tension and promoting muscle relaxation. Trigger point therapy, therefore, relieves pain and improves function. If you have muscle knots contributing to pain and dysfunction, contact the office to schedule an appointment today.

Trigger Point Therapy Q&A

What are trigger points?

You may refer to a trigger point as a muscle knot. It describes an area of tightness and tenderness in a muscle. These points can develop due to overuse, muscle strain, or poor posture, and they may cause referred pain or discomfort in other parts of the body. 

Trigger points restrict blood flow and cause muscle fibers to contract, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. 

What is trigger point therapy?

Trigger point therapy is a technique that applies pressure to these specific points, releasing tension and promoting muscle relaxation.

Dr. Shemansky uses a hands-on strategy to relieve trigger points. He applies sustained pressure to these specific points to restore proper muscle activity.

What conditions can benefit from trigger point therapy?

Trigger point therapy is highly effective in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Sport Injuries
  • Tension headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain/piriformis syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Hip Pain & impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder

Trigger point therapy is also beneficial for relieving discomfort caused by repetitive strain injuries, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain syndrome. By addressing the root cause of pain and tension, trigger point therapy offers relief and improved overall well-being.

How do you integrate trigger point therapy into chiropractic care?

Dr. Shemansky often incorporates trigger point therapy into his chiropractic treatment plans to complement the overall care provided. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper spinal alignment and nerve function, while trigger point therapy targets muscle imbalances and tension. 

The combination of these treatment strategies offers a comprehensive approach to address your condition’s structural and muscular aspects.

What is it like to get trigger point therapy?

During your session, Dr. Shemansky evaluates your musculoskeletal complaints to determine if trigger point therapy is right for you. He’ll do a thorough exam to identify areas of muscle tension and trigger points. 

Using his hands or specialized tools, he applies pressure to these points to release tension and promote muscle relaxation. You may experience mild discomfort during the therapy, but the relief obtained afterward is well worth it.

To find out how trigger point therapy can help you, call Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.