Arthritis

Trigger point involvement in arthritis diagnoses

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Written by Sandy Efflandt
Updated over a week ago

A diagnosis of arthritis does not necessarily provide an explanation for someone's pain pattern. Most pain is caused by trigger points in soft tissue, and these occur frequently in the presence of arthritic changes in joints. Reduced joint play from tight muscles can cause arthritic development due to improper joint spacing and excess pressure on cartilage. CTB treatment is often able to reduce or eliminate pain even in the presence of this diagnosis.

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