Trigger Points: What Are They and Why You Should Hope You Don’t Get Them


A trigger point is a small knot in your muscle that can cause pain where it originates or further away, in a spot that seems completely unconnected.

Trigger points are responsible for a majority of all pain syndromes, often referred to as a Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

This simply means that pain is triggered from the muscle and fascia. They are usually described as micro-cramps, but the science is half-baked and their nature is controversial.

Unfortunately, there are therapists who do not consider these points as being the trigger for pain.

Nevertheless, you can learn to use self-massage to treat these tiny, painful and persistent areas of tension yourself.