Occasionally, a specific muscle may generate pain due to sustained contraction and subsequent localized ischemia & oxygen deprivation. While this type of pain is usually secondary to another problem, it can occur primarily. These areas of muscle pain (as seen above) are called trigger points and are described as irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable taut & tender bands of muscle fibers.
Prolotherapy is a non-surgical therapeutic technique that involves the injection of a solution into damaged connective tissue in and around joints that directly repairs the dysfunction. This disruption of normal tissue is due to poor bio-mechanics & structural alignment, incomplete repair from trauma or the degenerative changes associated with aging.
In basic terms, PRP involves the application of concentrated platelets, which release a supra-maximal quantity of growth factors which stimulate recovery in non-healing injuries. PRP causes a mass influx of growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor and others, which exert their effects of fibroblasts causing proliferation and thereby accelerating the regeneration of injured tissues. Specifically, PRP enhances the fibroblastic events involved in tissue healing including chemotaxis, proliferation of cells, proteosynthesis, reparation, extracellular matrix deposition, and the remodeling of tissues. In other words, tissues can heal faster with PRP.
Low Level Laser Therapy is the application of high intensity, red or infra-red light into the area of tissue. This very intense (but not hot), “monochromatic” (one wavelength), coherent light (all the photons are in phase and synchronized) is applied with a very specific dose in mind. It is painless, non-toxic, non-invasive, without drugs and very safe if applied by a trained practitioner. LLLT also reduces healing duration 30-40% and the injured tissues are stronger than if they had not been exposed to LLLT.