Trigger Point Injection (TPI) is a valuable option for treating pain in patients. It is a procedure to treat muscles with painful areas that contain trigger points (lumps of muscle that form when muscles do not relax). Muscle bulges are often felt underneath the skin. Trigger points often irritate the surrounding nerves, causing chronic pain that often shoots to other areas of the body.
In the procedure, a small needle is inserted into the trigger point. The injection contains local anesthetic, saline, or even a corticosteroid. This injection allows the problematic trigger point to become inactive, and in turn, alleviate pain. These injections only take a few minutes and can significantly alleviate pain and discomfort.
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