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Trigger point self massage

Dec 28, 2014 7:56 PM

Every try this out?
It's a workbook written by Clai Davies.

Dec 28, 2014 10:13 PM

Never heard of if, hoe does it work?

Dec 29, 2014 9:44 AM

I have tried it and depending upon how bad my pain is, it sometimes will help a bit. I've also has trigger point injections but they were so painful, I almost passed out so I stopped that. I'm going to have some nerves burned off to see if that will give me some relief. Good luck

Dec 29, 2014 7:18 PM

From what I get it is self massage of a trigger point that helps widespread pain. I bought the book.

Dec 29, 2014 9:22 PM

It's a good method and works - simply pressing hard against a trigger point got 5-10 mins will cut off blood supply and break the spasm for 3-4h at a time. Dry needling is very very effective but in moderation - don't visit the same point more than once every 2 months or scar tissue builds within it which makes long term pain much worse and ensure they are using very fine needles. Botox injections worked best for me but the NHS no longer funds them (£400 privately) - they last 6 months in me. If injections painful ask them to inject the surrounding tissue with chirocaine 30 mins before - numbs most people for 24-48h so procedure is pretty easy. For EDS patients (like myself) it lasts about 8h which is the best local we can get as rest don't work in Ehlers-Danlos. The trigger point injections with steroids I think are next to useless.

Dec 30, 2014 12:55 PM

Yes. TrP massage helps relive pain temporarily. I also have and love my Theracane. It saves hands from the pressure needed for self massage

Dec 30, 2014 1:05 PM

The Theracane is wonderful! I wish I invented that one.

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