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Digging Into Trigger Points

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Nov 21, 2016 3:49:11 PM

The Question

“What’s that knot and why does it hurt so much when you press on it?”  If you spend any time doing soft tissue work, you have inevitably heard this come out your client’s mouth.  When looking at the body and its sources of dysfunction, muscle tissue is the main target for the wear and tear of daily activity.  Our skeletal muscles account for nearly 50% of our body weight and depending on how you divide them out, consist of 200 paired muscles.  That’s 400 muscles, any of which can develop those “knots” or trigger points and cause significant pain and dysfunction throughout the body. 

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