Dealing with the trigger point

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2016 by mstevensrev

“A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.” When you have one of these it can be rather debilitating, and as a runner one in you calf muscle is no laughing manner.


There are a few lessons I’m taking away from this experience:

  • One friend said, “Just sit in it (the stretch) and exist in the pain.”
  • Healing takes time.
  • Having someone else work the knot out hurts but is possible.
  • Working the knot out myself is not as effective.
  • Tools help, but another person is better.
  • It can return on the furthest point of your run away from home.
  •  The pain is rough but you are physically alright


But you come to a point in your life when you can’t pull the trigger anymore.

Evel Knievel


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