Trigger Point Injections
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections (TPI) are designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. Trigger points are small, tender knots that can form in muscles or in the fascia. These may be caused by injury or the overuse of the affected muscle. Trigger points can also be caused by stress and anxiety.
At Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic in Show Low, AZ we offer this quick procedure to improve and relieve the pain from your trigger points.
Conditions Treated With Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections can treat a variety of conditions including:
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions, you may be a candidate for trigger point injections.
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What To Expect During TPI Procedure
For the TPI procedure, Dr. Dax Trujillo, will press and pinch your skin to locate the trigger point. Once it has been identified, he will cleanse the overlying skin and apply a topical anesthetic to temporarily numb the area. Dr. Trujillo will then carefully insert a needle through the skin and into the trigger point, injecting an anesthetic mixture to cause the trigger point to relax. If the trigger point does not relax completely, the doctor may need to give additional injections.
When the injection is complete, Dr. Trujillo will remove the needle and place a small bandage over the injection site. You may be encouraged to stretch and move the muscle after the trigger point injections. The entire procedure only takes 15-20 minutes.
Side Effects of Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are considered safe, but you may have a few side effects. You may feel sore around the injection site for a couple days, but applying ice can help with this. You will be able to resume your normal activities the next day.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about trigger point injections, contact Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic. Call us at 928-532-1605 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dax Trujillo. Our practice serves Show Low, Arizona and surrounding areas.