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What Is Trigger Point Injection ?

A trigger point injection is a medical procedure used to alleviate muscle pain and discomfort by injecting a medication, typically a local anesthetic and sometimes a corticosteroid, directly into a trigger point or a “knot” in a muscle. Trigger points are tight, hypersensitive areas within muscle tissue that can cause pain, muscle tension, and restricted range of motion. The goal of trigger point injections is to relieve pain and muscle tension by relaxing and deactivating these specific points of tenderness or tightness.

Trigger point injections are often used to address conditions or symptoms related to muscle pain, such as myofascial pain syndrome, tension headaches, fibromyalgia, and other musculoskeletal disorders.


  • Muscle Pain and Tension
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Headaches
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Sports Injuries

Contra Indications

Injections are generally avoided in patients who have a systemic illness or skin infection over the puncture site, bleeding problems or coagulopathy, or an allergy to local anaesthetics or any of the drugs that will be administered.


While trigger point injections are generally considered safe and well-tolerated, they, like any medical procedure, carry potential complications. Common side effects include temporary pain or bruising at the injection site. In some cases, patients may experience a brief increase in pain before experiencing relief, known as a “flare reaction.”

Post Procedure

After undergoing trigger point injections, a procedure designed to relieve muscle pain and discomfort associated with trigger points or muscle knots, patients enter a post-procedure phase focused on recovery and potential symptom relief. Typically used for conditions such as muscle tension, spasms, or myofascial pain, trigger point injections involve the direct injection of medications, such as local anesthetics or corticosteroids, into the identified trigger points.