Trigger Point Injection
Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times these knots can be felt underneath the skin.
How is the procedure performed and what should I expect?
The physician will insert a small needle into the trigger point. Several sites may be injected in one visit. The injection contains a local anesthetic and most generally a steroid medication. The injection takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
You can eat and drink prior to the procedure. You may also take your normal daily medications. Please remember if you are on a blood thinning medication to please stop the medication as previously discussed.
You will need a driver. You should take it easy the day of the injection, and resume normal activity the next day.