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A Trigger Point is most commonly defined as a “hyper-irritable spot, usually within a tight band of skeletal muscle”. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain and tenderness. Trigger points can be local or distant from the origin of pain.

The formation of Trigger points in the lower extremity can be in response to a single traumatic event or repetitive micro-trauma. Biomechanical abnormalities can also lead to an increase in stress on the musculoskeletal system and promote the formation of trigger points.

Upon palpation of a Trigger point, a number of responses may be elicited.

  1. Local twitch response
  2.  Jump sign
  3. Induction of referred pain.

Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving certain types of foot pain. A study published in the journal “Acupuncture in Medicine”, in 1996, found acupuncture to be effective in relieving otherwise unresponsive chronic foot pain.

Injection therapy is performed ‘dry’, through acupuncture. Needling is viewed as a definitive treatment for muscular pain, and is particularly indicated in the 20%-30% of cases that are unresponsive to standard treatment.

Coronavirus Update

Here’s What We’ve Done:

* We’ve increased our hand sanitation procedures (above Government recommendations).
* We’ve implemented extremely high levels of surface cleaning in the clinic (above Government recommendations) between every patient and routinely throughout the day and all patients are being asked to use hand sanitizer on arrival in the clinic.
* We’ve also removed some waiting room chairs in order to abide by social distancing recommendations.
* We’re screening every patient for every consultation to determine if they safe to be treated in our clinic.
* We’ve instructed all our staff that they are to stay at home if they are feeling unwell and have also instructed them to turn away any patients who don’t pass our screening questions or are unwell on arrival.

Here’s What We’re Offering:

* Home visits to our elderly and high risk patients at a heavily reduced cost for the next 3 months.
* Avoid the Waiting Room: We’re happy for you to wait in your car in our carpark. Just call us to check-n, then we’ll call you when your podiatrist is ready to see you.

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