Should trigger point therapy be so painful?

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Should trigger point therapy be so painful?

Postby tigerlily » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:39 am

Hi there,

I am seeing a pelvic floor specialist near me. She began giving me manual internal rectal massage as part of her treatment. She was looking for levator ani syndrome, but I don't think she found any or thought it was pretty mild. However, she says she found a trigger point near my internal sphincter. She pressed on it for a couple of minutes very gently. For quite a while afterwards it was very sore.

She told me to do the same. She went on vacation. I did the same once on my own. It didn't feel so bad while I was doing it, but after that I was even more sore for a few days. I won't see her for another week and it's been a few weeks.

Now I'm beginning to wonder if I touched a trigger point or a tender spot? I'm not sure there is a nerve there, but I don't think
trigger point release should be that painful. It's been a week or two since I touched that area and mercifully, the pain has gone away. The pain took at least three or four days to subside. I can't even imagine anyone touching that place again.

Once when I had a fissure, I had someone do internal massage afterwards when it had healed and it was no big deal. This seemed entirely different. The pain was so intense I literally saw white light and forgot to breathe.

Comments or thoughts, anyone, anyone have anything similar to this?
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Re: Should trigger point therapy be so painful?

Postby rechbill » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:10 am

Hi , I had as many as 50 trigger points in my periformis muscle and glutes due to oxidative stress from lyme and babasia (similar to malaria). The only way I could get rid of them was with dry needling. The needle wasn't that painful, but when the muscle would twitch when the trigger point was hit, it was excruciatingly painful. I have found that pemf has greatly reduced my pain and softened my muscles. Search pemf on this site, and you will see my posts about the technology.
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Re: Should trigger point therapy be so painful?

Postby tigerlily » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:49 am

Thank you. Do you use the mat, the wand, or the pillow pad primarily? and for how long? I actually own an iMRS i got for other reasons. I use the mat once every few days for 24 minutes at 150 but never thought to use for this.

Would love more details if you would be willing...
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Re: Should trigger point therapy be so painful?

Postby rechbill » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:51 pm

Use the probe, but my biggest success come from having dry needling done. Look it up, and sorry for not seeing your request.
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