Trigger Point Injection Therapy (TPI) is a long-established medical procedure used to treat muscular and fascial (myofascial) pain. Fascia is a thin layer of tissue found just underneath the skin of the whole human body. It is rich in nerves and can contribute to pain in numerous medical conditions.
The process of TPI involves identifying the areas of contracted muscle fibres (trigger points) that are causing pain and inserting a small needle of local anaesthetic into these muscles. The combination of the needle insertion and local anaesthetic can help relax these abnormally contracted strands of muscle, relieving the pain and restoring normal muscle function
Depending on the location and severity of your condition, it can take a number of treatments to improve or resolve your symptoms. On average, patients need 5-10 treatments.