Trigger point pain post includes
- how people describe this problem
- activities that create or aggravate the trigger point
- links to relief through self-care, anatomy, and massage notes
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How People Describe This Pain Pattern
How You Activate and Intensify This Pain Pattern
Roughing Your Kicker
Most often, the trigger point is activated by some jarring movement or trauma to the knee.
The jarring movements can directly impact the knee or imbalance the foot. This trigger point often activates from a foot problem. This knee pain is a common problem for athletes after a rough landing or fall.
Blow to the knee
Additionally, this becomes more active from a blow to the knee. If the foot is already stiff, it can be as simple as bumping into a desk. In most cases, the pain comes from a more severe blow. I had this knee problem after a car accident where my knee hit the dash. In my practice, it is more often a problem where they’ve taken an unexpected step.
Research says that it can also be a result of kneeling. Specifically, the research mentions kneeling on a hard surface, prolonged kneeling, or working on your knees.
The Musculoskeletal Anatomy Behind Your Pain
Getting Relief on Your Own
Therapy Notes for Massage and Bodywork
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Tony Preston has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia, where he sees clients. He has written materials and instructed classes since the mid-90s. This includes anatomy, trigger points, cranial, and neuromuscular.
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