When the muscles are stressed or injured, they form trigger points that cause myofascial pain. These trigger points are sensitive to touch, cause a shortening of the muscle fibres, and can even be the cause of referred pain.
Referred pain is when these trigger points are the cause of pain in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.
Shockwave therapy can help deal with both, these trigger points and the associated referral pain. Storz Medical’s MASTERPULS® Ultra devices – MP50, MP100, and MP200 – available at Shockwave Canada, leverage nine different transmitter heads that can effectively be used for trigger points, myofascial treatment, and enthesopathies. Many patients with myofascial and trigger point pain will improve immediately after shockwave therapy.