Are you experiencing myofascial pain, or a “knot” in your muscle? These “knots” are called trigger points that can be caused by tension, stress, or trauma in the area, and can make taking part in daily activities painful or uncomfortable. Trigger point injections are a great option for those with chronic muscle pain who are seeking relief.
At Art Aesthetica, trigger point injections involve the injection of a local anesthetic, as well as a corticosteroid or botulinum toxin directly into the trigger point. However, in some cases, local anesthetic alone may be injected.
Trigger point injections are generally considered a safe treatment and can provide relief from pain and discomfort for those with chronic muscle pain. Trigger point injections can also provide great improvement in the range of motion and overall functionality of the treated muscle(s).
Trigger point injections can be used in many areas of the body, including:
- Masseter (in the jaw)
- Gluteus medius (in the hip)
- Levator scapulae (side of the neck)
- Trapezius (a muscle that extends over the back of the neck and shoulders)
- Temporalis (sides of the head)
- And more
If you are interested in trigger point injections to treat chronic muscle pain or trigger point “knots”, please contact Dr. Skura today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment at Art Aesthetica in Chicago, Illinois.
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