Trigger Point Injections
What are trigger point injections?
A trigger point injection (TPI) is an injection that is given directly into the trigger point for pain management. Trigger points are focal areas of spasm and inflammation in skeletal muscle. The rhomboid and trapezius back muscles, located in the upper back and behind the shoulder areas, are a common site of trigger points.
Trigger points in these areas can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, and headache. In addition to the upper spine, trigger points can also occur in the low back or less commonly in the extremities. Trigger point injections can be used to treat a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, tension headache, and myofascial pain syndrome.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the opioid receptors in your brain. These receptors are meant to respond to endorphins – your body’s natural “feel good” chemicals. Opioids attach to these same receptors and produce a similar result. They block pain, slow breathing, and produce generally calming and anti-depressing effect.
LDN can be used for any autoimmune condition, although it has typically been found most effective for painful conditions. Both experts and patients have seen success with LDN in almost every autoimmune disease, including:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
Our feet haul us through thousands of steps per day, especially if you’re in a job or industry that requires you to stand for long periods. When it comes to preventative care and wellness treatments, most people don’t even consider their feet. Think about the ball of your foot, that fleshy part just below our toes. It keeps us balanced and supports our weight as we stand, walk, or run.
This spot takes on a lot of stress, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s also a common source of pain for many. There are many reasons why we may experience pain in this area:
- Frequently wearing high heels
- An inherited foot shape that’s prone to strain
- The loss of volume in this area as we age
Whatever the reason may be, we know that pain in this area can impede your daily life. Traditionally, patients seeking relief had to turn to custom orthotics and routine foot care, both of which can successfully numb symptoms, but won’t treat the root cause of the issue.
Relief from Foot Pain in Just One Visit with PediPads
You don’t have to suffer anymore! Functional Health & Wellness now offers Sculptra, an innovative treatment inspired by techniques used in facial cosmetic surgery. During the PediPads procedure we will inject Sculptra, a synthetic filler made of a biodegradable material called poly-L-lactic acid. These injections work very similarly to facial fillers as they both aim to plump and restore volume.
Sculptra injections are long-lasting and stay in place. Once injected, they won’t move or slip around—a common complaint of orthotics users. Thanks to the PediPads procedure, you can restore natural padding that cushions your feet and prevents strains and pains that may also lead to the development of corns and calluses. You may also enjoy the benefit of wearing any shoes you want, and depending on the severity of your pain, you may only need a few follow-up sessions throughout the year to continue feeling your best!
Sculptra injections are minimally-invasive and suitable for men and women experiencing foot pain. Contact us today to learn more about PediPads and the Sculptra injections we use during the procedure.
Or call FUNCTIONAL HEALTH & WELLNESS now at 972-668-7500
8668 John Hickman Parkway Suite 603 • Frisco, TX 75034