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trigger oint therapy

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trigger oint therapy

Postby cariad » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi All. Just been reading about Trigger Point Therapy abd wondered if anyone had heard about it or tried it. If so what results have you had? :P
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Re: trigger oint therapy

Postby gillshutt » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:22 pm

Trigger points are not FM associated, we have tender points. People who have Myofacial pain have trigger points. Myofacial problem are associated with but not part of FM.

This has come up before, you could try doing a search.
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Re: trigger oint therapy

Postby LinzWorld » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:07 pm

Myofascial pain is very very common amongst Fibromites and in fact many Fibromites biggest issues can be myofascial related without them realising this. You ideally want to see a specialist myofascial release therapist rather than someone trained in only basic trigger point release. Direct trigger point release is more painful and less effective, for less time, than overall myofascial release.

I've had excellent results with addressing this issue and so have other Fibromites I know. However, it takes time to deal with and although there is some you can do yourself, you really need to see a specialist therapist...at least until you've dealt with all the restrictions that will have built up since you've had Fibro (pain and poor sleep are major triggers of myofascial tension). This can take up to 6 months of appointments from between 2-4 weeks apart and can't be rushed because if too much is done at once, we fibromites react badly to the toxins released. You can't get this treatment on the NHS, although a few physios know the very basic techniques, and appointments typically cost £40-50 a go (£90 a go to see the top person in the UK!).

IMO, it's well worth it, but I understand that some people can't afford this at all (it's a great thing to ask for as a present though!).
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Re: trigger point therapy

Postby cariad » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:00 pm

I have just googled specialist trigger point therapist but found lots in USA but very little in UK. Does anybody have any names in South Wales? xx
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Re: trigger oint therapy

Postby LinzWorld » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:26 pm

No, sorry.
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Re: trigger point therapy

Postby Mel70 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:36 pm

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Re: trigger point therapy

Postby shazq » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:36 pm

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Re: trigger oint therapy

Postby LinzWorld » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:09 am

Two groups in south wales are listed here:
http://www.fibroaction.org/Pages/Wales.aspx
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Re: trigger oint therapy

Postby gillshutt » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:37 pm

There's nothing in Gwent I'm afraid :(
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Re: trigger oint therapy

Postby Mel70 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:38 pm

Thank you All for help :D
I'm not as grumpy today. Still dreading assessment 2mro though :yikes: Got bellyache coz of it.
I'll have a look at the links.
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