Specialzing in PRP, Stem Cells, and Ultrasound Injections

Trigger Point Injections

wake sports shoulder pain

What is a Trigger Point Injection?

Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option for pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin.  Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body.

What Happens During a Trigger Point Injection?

In the TPI procedure a small needle into the patient’s trigger point. The injection contains a local anesthetic or saline, and may include a steroid.  With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. Usually, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Injections usually take just a few minutes.

Several sites may be injected in one visit.

Wake Internal Medicine
Rx Urgent Care
Wake Gastroenterol
Wake Women's Health
Wake Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Wake Research Associate

OUR LOCATION - WHERE IS WAKE SPORTS MEDICINE?

3100 Blue Ridge Rd., Suite 203, 2nd Floor

Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: (919) 719-2270

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4pm, Wed 8:30am-Noon, (12-1pm Lunch)

View Map