Trigger points

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What are trigger points?

Trigger points

A trigger point is, by official definition, "a hyper-irritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscles fascia. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness and autonomic phenomena." Fibro patients have many trigger points, which may feel like rope-like bands of muscles nearly visible under the skin.

   

Comments

2/11/2007 7:32:34 AM
Karen said:

It was the # of trigger points that helped with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia for me. Since then, these points can still be triggered with the slightest touch.




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