Wonder what that burning pain, stiffness, restriction and muscle weakness may be?
Trigger points are a type of muscle stiffness, results of tiny contraction knots that develop in the muscle and tissue when an area of the body is injured or overworked. Causing referred pain, they can often send the wrong message, often resulting in wrong assumption of the problem and it’s location. I see this daily in my clinic, as trigger points can be also caused from muscle trauma, e.g. Car accident, falls, sports injuries. They can also be caused from improperly standing or sitting for long periods at your computer, emotional stress, anxiety, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and toxins from the environment. These trigger points can cause suffering for life if not assessed properly and addressed. Why these trigger points can cause so much trouble is the body’s instinctive reaction to a ” harmful” event, so to protects itself. It does this by altering the way you sit, move, stand, which puts abnormal stress on your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Pain is always a signal of dysfunction. Seek advice