How effective is exercise in relieving myofascial trigger points?

I’ve got a right knot in this muscle and the only way to get it out is to dig right into it! So what this would be called is a myofascial pain syndrome, which is when “knots” or painful tension are present in muscle tissue. These can be caused through postural strain, overuse or even from unknown causes such as Fibromyalgia. Now you can ease these trigger points with various techniques but how effective is exercise in relieving myofascial trigger points?

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  • Guzmán-Pavón, María José, et al. “Effect of Physical Exercise Programs on Myofascial Trigger Points–Related Dysfunctions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Pain Medicine 21.11 (2020): 2986-2996.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).