Trigger Point Injections

Treatment Details

Trigger Point Injections 

What are trigger point injections?

A trigger point is a sensitive point in your body which can be a source of pain. It can be found in your: 

  • Skin 
  • Ligament 
  • Tendon tissue

It can result in bands of pain and sometimes you can feel it as “knots”. 

What causes trigger point?
  • Stress 
  • Muscular condition
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Herniated discs 
  • Pinched nerves 
  • Surgical scars 
How is the trigger point injection done?

Firstly, your doctor will identify the trigger point pain or area of tenderness. 

It is then followed by: 

  • Disinfecting the injection site 
  • Medications (local anaesthetic and steroid) will then be injected into the target area
  • In certain cases, you may receive multiple trigger point injections
  • It will take a few minutes for each injection 
What are the risks?

Trigger point injections are considered very safe. Uncommon risks include bleeding and infection that is usually self-limiting.

Temporary numbness or increased pain over the injection might be expected but it usually resolves in a few days. 

What should I expect after the procedure?

You will be advised not to overuse or strain the treated area for at least a day. You may resume some light exercises or stretching on the next day. 


Every condition is different, hence it is best to consult a specialist who is experienced in managing such conditions. Reach out to Dr Timothy Thor today.


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