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6 Causes of Trigger Point Pain

Published August 7th, 2020 by Functional Health Center

When your muscles contract over and over again, they become stressed and fatigued. The repetitive strain can lead to severe trigger point pain, which is a chronic pain disorder also called myofascial pain syndrome.

Solomon Behar, MD, and our team of specialists at Functional Health Center offer expert nonsurgical and noninvasive treatments to relieve your trigger point pain. When you come in to meet with us, we start your evaluation with a consultation to understand your symptoms.

To help you get ahead of your pain, we want you to learn and identify its causing factors so you can proactively prevent this condition. Typically, a combination of reasons contribute to its onset. Let’s talk about six of them.

1.Lifting heavy objects

If your job requires physical labor, you could be in jeopardy of developing trigger point pain. Make sure you wear the proper safety gear to protect your body from overuse and injury. If your body feels fatigued, take small breaks from repetitive overuse to avoid injury.

2. Poor posture

If you slump while standing and don’t practice good posture, you can put extra unnecessary strain on your muscles. You can also experience trigger point pain if you sit for long periods.

Practice standing and sitting up straight without slouching. Also, after sitting for a while, stand up and do some stretching exercises or go for a walk, if possible, to keep your blood circulating. This can help you prevent trigger point pain from developing.

3. Poor nutrition

You can keep your body healthy and strong by getting the right nutrients with food, supplements, and vitamins. You also need to add movement to your body every day.

At Functional Health Center, we offer a wellness and fitness service to help guide you and get you on a successful plan.

4. Obesity

Obesity can be caused by various reasons, such as overeating, a lack of exercise, certain medications, diseases, and genetics. If you’re obese, regardless of the reason, we can consult you about how to relieve your body of the extra weight to alleviate the extra strain it causes.

5. Injury to your musculoskeletal system

When you experience any injury to your bones, nerves, blood vessels, or ligaments, your body needs time to recover. If you have a severe injury that goes untreated, it can lead to trigger point pain.

We can evaluate your injury and get you the treatment you need to help you heal properly and avoid trigger point pain in the future.

6. Smoking

Studies have shown that smokers experience increased pain compared to those who abstain. Smoking constricts your blood vessels and impairs your blood circulation, which is vital to keeping your body healthy.

If you’re dealing with trigger point pain, Dr. Behar and our team can evaluate your condition and give you an accurate diagnosis. Our treatments aim to treat your pain successfully and stop it from getting worse.

To schedule your appointment, request your visit online at our Bay Harbor Islands or Hallandale Beach, Florida, locations. We care about relieving your pain.


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