Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscles that can cause local tenderness, pain, and muscle stiffness. These points often develop due to factors such as overuse, poor posture, injury, or stress. What makes trigger points particularly fascinating is their ability to produce pain in seemingly unrelated areas of the body, known as referred pain patterns. For example, a trigger point in the shoulder muscle may cause pain to radiate down the arm, mimicking symptoms of a pinched nerve. At the Heshmat Pain Management Clinic, our skilled practitioners specialize in identifying and treating trigger points to alleviate discomfort and restore optimal muscle function. By addressing these trigger points and their associated referred pain patterns, we can provide targeted relief and help you regain mobility and comfort.