What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are certain spots within a band of skeletal muscle that relay pain or a tingling sensation from one area in the body to another. These knots of muscles are created when muscles are unable to relax, irritating surrounding nerves and causing pain. They usually form because of an injury, repetitive stress, or a musculoskeletal disorder.

Myofascial pain occurs when pressure on sensitive trigger points causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. The discomfort associated with myofascial pain often persists or worsens. When pain medications and relaxation techniques aren’t enough, there are treatment options that can help. Divergent offers are a variety of procedures at our Calgary Clinic to treat trigger points discomfort.

Signs and symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome may include:

  •     deep, aching pain in a muscle
  •     pain that persists or worsens
  •     tender knots in a muscle
  •     difficulty sleeping due to pain

Effective Trigger Point Treatment in Calgary

Trigger point injection (TPI)

This is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that helps alleviate the chronic pain caused by trigger points.


Shockwave therapy directsnon-invasive acoustic waves into tissue to initiate a healing process and stimulate delivery of necessary nutrients in the affected area.

Targeted Radiofrequency

Targeted Radiofrequency uses heat and high-frequency electromagnetic energy to penetrate deep into tissue to stimulate healing, accelerate recovery from injuries and reduce swelling.


Effective Solutions at Divergent Health Care

Divergent is a multidisciplinary clinic specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in Calgary. We provide safe and effective pain treatment to patients who have experienced an injury or who suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal condition.

Calgary Trigger Point Appointments

If you need to schedule an appointment, please give us a call here at Divergent Innovative Health Care in Calgary. Our full-service pain and injury clinic can get you on the right track to healing. Call 587-325-0253 today.