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List of some Symptoms and conditions that can be caused by Trigger Points (TrPs):

 

 

Anxiety & Nervousness (by TrPs that restrict muscles used in breathing, thereby restricting oxygen to the brain and other organs and initiating the fight or flight response)

 

Fatigue: multiple TrPs

 

Migraines & Headaches

Sciatica Pain

 

Whiplash - ( trigger points are often created in the cervical muscles involved in whiplash  after an auto accident )

 

Neck & Shoulder Pain


Frozen Shoulder
Computer Shoulder

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

 

Stiff neck

Low back pain

 

Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow

 

Painful weak grip that may let go

Problems holding arms up (as when folding sheets)

 

Carpal Tunnel-like pain in wrist (watchband area)

Arm, hand & finger- ( Pain, Tingling, Numbness, weakness, immobility )

 

TMJ Symdrome: Jaw Pain, Clicking, and restrictions

 

Earaches, ringing, itch

 

Nausea vomiting

 

Balance problems - staggering gait

 

Dizziness when turning head or changing field of view
Double, blurry, changing vision

Visual perception problems

Some stripes and checks cause dizziness


Tearing or reddening of eye
Drooping of eyelid

 

Pressure of eyeglasses or headbands is painful

 

Shortness of breath

Angina / Chest Pain that resembles a Heart attack

Heart Arythmia, Rapid, fluttery, irregular heartbeat

 

Hypersensitive nipples & breast pain


Ischemia ( lack of blood, circulation to an area)

 

Numbness and tingling: nerve entrapment by TrPs

 

Diffused swelling: vascular entrapment by TrPs

 

Muscle Spasms, Cramps & twitching

 

Pain

 

Limited Range of Motion

 

Immobility ( unable to move, shoulder, hip, jaw fingers, neck, etc.)

 

Drooling in sleep

Difficulty swallowing

Dry cough

Sore throat

Sinus stuffiness
Runny Nose

Unexplained toothaches
Bruxism (teeth grinding):

Impotence: pudendal nerve entrapment

 

 

Groin pain

Painful intercourse

Urinary frequency

Stress incontinence, anal, genital, perineal pain:

Dysmenorrhea
 


Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep:

Myoclonus (muscle movements and jerks at night): local TrPs

Morning stiffness: multiple TrPs

 


Bloating/nausea/abdominal cramps
Appendicitis-like pains
Abdominal cramps, colic

Menstrual problems or Diarrhea and/or pelvic pain:

Lax, pendulus abdomen

Irritable bowel

Reflux esophagitis: ( acid reflux, heartburn )


Weak ankles

Upper/lower leg cramps

Tight Achilles tendons

Knee Pain

Buckling knee

Problems climbing stairs
Problems going down stairs

Shin splint-type pain

Heel pain

Tight hamstrings

Outer Thigh :numbness/tingling on the outer thigh


Restless leg syndrome

First steps in the morning feel as if walking on nails

 

 



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