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Trigger Point Injections

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that involves deep aching muscle pain that frequently occurs in a muscle that has been contracted repeatedly. It can persist or worsen with time. Examination may show a tender taut muscle region called a trigger point. These tender areas can be injected with medications such as local anesthetic and steroid to help alleviate the pain. Physical therapy, massage, heat and ultrasound therapy can provide relief. Medications that can be beneficial includes NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, and antidepressants.