The best trigger point therapy for you depends on your goals. If you are after pain relief clinical trials show that there is little to choose from between the effectiveness of the common trigger point therapies. What’s best for you will depend on things like cost, pain and whether you like needles. If you wish to eliminate your problem you will need to continue your therapy for much longer, so the best therapy should not only be effective, but also be something that can be self applied. If not, it will become horrendously expensive. For these reasons vibration massage is clearly the best treatment for most trigger points.
In this article we’ll discuss what trigger points are and why most therapies just give temporary pain relief. We’ll summarise the clinical trial results of the various therapy options, then we’ll discuss a therapy and strategy to eliminate your trigger points completely.
What are trigger points
Most trigger point therapies just relieve pain
Proof that trigger points don't just go
The problem not getting rid of trigger points causes
Overview of an effective trigger point treatment strategy
Your effective home trigger point therapy
Alternative self applied trigger point therapies
Appendix 1: what the research says about individual trigger point therapies
Appendix2: trigger points cause problems even if not causing pain