What Are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are specific, hyperirritable and hypersensitive areas in muscle that can suffer from decreased circulation, increased contraction and spasm, and a build up of toxins and waste. Lack of circulation creates a high level of toxins and increased nerve sensitivity that can range from a low ache to a sharp pain.
Healthy muscle fibers are neither contracted nor stretched when at rest. When contracted the muscle fibers are closer together and when stretched, further apart. In a muscle that is causing pain, the fibers develop a knot and are in a constant state of contraction. The fibers around the knot are stretched by the excess tension and the muscle fibers become tighter.
With the continuous contraction, blood flow is restricted in the area and essential oxygen and nutrients are prevented from reaching the muscle tissue. This causes toxins and waste to build up in the muscle and you will experience trigger point pain, tension, irritation, and spasm.
Now, just because the trigger point causes the pain does not mean that the spot is painful itself. When the pain is located at the tense muscle spot it is called a primary trigger point. However, pain can also manifest itself in areas away from the active trigger point - such pain is called referred pain. It is important to treat the spot that causes the referred pain and not the location of the pain itself.
Tigger points cause pain more often than any other condition and are drastically under-diagnosed due to lack of information. Trigger point pain is usually a factor in most injuries although treating the trigger points is often overlooked. A common condition related to triggers points is known as myofascial pain.
Symptoms of Trigger Point Pain
The trigger point area will usually become more tender or sting when you push on the spot and the referred pain will increase in intensity. Other symptoms include:
- you will feel a knot or hard lump at the spot
- the muscle may twitch when the spot is pushed
- a deep ache in the back of the leg
- pain which may radiate in the hip, groin, or further down in the calf and achilles
Causes of Trigger Point Pain
Tender trigger points typically develop from lack of stretching or improper stretching but can also be caused from stress/trauma, overuse of a muscle, using incorrect equipment (i.e. a can that's too long, shoes without the correct support), or even poor posture or biomechanics.
Reduced circulation in trigger points will eventually lead to muscle shortening and restricted movement which further accentuates the pain, thus completing a cycle of decreased mobility and further pain. This commonly becomes the underlying cause of chronic pain, and the patient will continue to suffer until the problem trigger points are treated directly.
Mild trigger points can be addressed sometimes through massage and some sufferers maintain that acupuncture treats these problems as well. Permanent removal of chronic trigger points and conditions caused by this typically requires treatment using BFST® Therapy.
Treating Trigger Point Pain - What You Can Do!
If you have hamstring and thigh pain caused by tense, constricted muscles use of the Inferno Wrap® for your trigger points is a highly effective treatment. Trigger point pain is caused by constricted muscle fibers, forming knots, and eventually building toxins in the area. The trick to getting rid of this pain is loosening the knots to release the constricted muscle fibers. This will allow blood to flow through the fibers once again, bringing the vital oxygen and nutrients required for healthy tissue. The most effective and painfree way to loosen the knots at home is with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™.
In addition, you want to get your hamstring muscle tissue back in the best possible condition you can. To do this, it is important to treat the scar tissue that forms in the muscle when the damaged tissue begins to heal - something BFST® therapy is great at! Even with optimum healing, there is always less elasticity in previously injured muscles fibers. However, if you heal your trigger point pain properly with the Inferno Wrap® and treat scar tissue build up, your chance of chronic trigger point pain and chronic hamstring conditions later on is much lower than average.
There are healing tools that can help treat your hamstring muscle trigger point pain and speed up the healing process so you can get back to a life without further trigger point pain. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (Inferno Wrap®) will loosen the knots at the trigger points, treat scar tissue, and promote blood flow to loosen your constricted muscles and heal the fibers faster and more completely than any other methods available.
Scar tissue can also bind muscle fibers together. The inflexible scar tissue limits the movement of your muscles that were once elastic leaving your tissue weaker than a healthy muscle and at greater risk of deterioration and possible tearing. Fortunately, you can treat your hamstring pain and trigger points with an Inferno Wrap® which will help release the knots, soften scar tissue, relax tense muscles, relieve muscle spasm, and improve the motion and flexibility of your hamstring, hip and knee.
Once the inflammation of your hamstring injury has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the tendon tissue and surrounding area is recommended. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ will speed your recovery and heal your hamstring muscles more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.
Improve Circulation & Relieve Trigger Point Pain with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™
There are a lot of people that think their hamstring injury is gone after their swelling and inflammation are gone and their leg feels better. They also make the mistake of returning to regular activities too soon without proper time for healing. The truth is that healing takes time and after the swelling is gone your hamstring injury isn't even close to being fully healed.
After the inflammation in and around your hamstring has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and strengthening the tissue in your hamstring is recommended. Believe it or not, the best time for you to focus on avoiding re-injury and strengthening your weakened hamstring is when the swelling's gone and your injury's started to heal. It's vital that you don't go back to activities too soon because you might bring on a major set-back in your recovery...
- Have you recently re-injured your hamstring by returning to your normal daily activities too quickly?
- How many times in the past have you aggravated your hamstring injury just trying to perform basic tasks around your house?
- Is your hamstring preventing you from work or activities you love to do?
If this sounds like you - You're not alone...
Most people we deal with tell us these scenarios have happened to them many times in the past. The real challenge is how to promote blood flow to your injured bursa without causing further injury. This goal is even more complicated by the fact that your hamstring takes on a lot of weight for your leg to support your knee.
Hamstring injuries, tendonitis, torn ligaments and overall leg, knee or hip pain can often occur at the same time - weakening not only your damaged hamstring, but also all of the soft tissue surrounding your hamstring.
What can you do to actually start healing your hamstring injury?
The answer is simple. Your body can heal itself and it's the blood in your body that makes it all happen. Your blood is how everything that's good inside of you is transported directly to your injured hamstring. Your blood carries oxygen, nutrients, water and antibodies right to the source of your injury and pain. Bringing proper blood flow to your injured hamstring is essential to healing.
Promoting blood flow around injured tissue to help the body heal itself is a concept that's been used for centuries. Oxygen and nutrients, carried in your own blood, are critical for the body to heal itself. Without proper blood flow, recovering from your hamstring injury will be delayed... Sometimes for a very long period of time.
Even though the concept is simple, improving blood flow to your hamstring can be difficult. Traditional methods require you to move your damaged hamstring in order to promote blood flow. This same motion that promotes blood flow can also make your pain and hamstring injury much worse (especially if you need to immobilize your leg at any point during your recovery process). Relying on movement alone to increase blood flow puts you in danger of re-injuring your hamstring.
So what do you do when you need to increase blood flow, but you can't move your hamstring without re-injuring your tissue?
This is where the Inferno Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) come in!
Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®), will help with your recovery and heal your hamstring more completely. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your soft tissue to nourish your hamstring muscle, improving elasticity and speeding the healing process. This increased Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ to your damaged hamstring is greatly needed to complete your healing and avoid re-injury once and for all.
The only way to get BFST® is through use of an Inferno Wrap®.
The Inferno Wrap® is the only treatment method that improves blood flow and circulation on a deep tissue level. Other methods of warming / heating tissue (hot water bottles, hot baths, etc) will only ever increase blood flow on a surface / skin level. These methods need a LOT of time to even reach your damaged hamstring on a deep tissue level. And even if you were to use them this long your skin would heat up to an uncomfortable level and may even burn you.
The best source of heat treatment is from a product where you don't even feel that much heat. When you don't feel the heat, it means the therapy is working in your deep soft tissue which is really where you need it. It's kind of like how your heart works in your body. You can't "feel" your heart pumping blood all around your body to your arms and legs. You can't even hear your own heartbeat without listening very closely. This is exactly how deep tissue BFST® works too!
You're not supposed to "feel" a lot of heat because the heat isn't treating your skin, it's treating your hamstring, increasing the blood flow right where your injury is!
- When treating a hamstring injury, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while the leg is immobile.
- This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.
- The Inferno Wrap® is the most highly effective blood flow stimulation device that you'll find on the market that is approved by the FDA for use in the home or hospital.
Regular treatments with a Leg Inferno Wrap® can reduce pain and stiffness from scar tissue and increase overall flexibility in your leg. Increased blood flow will whisk away damaged tissue, toxins, and any bacteria in your injured hamstring to promote more effective healing. Getting rid of toxins will allow all of the positive healing processes to start in your injury. Increasing blood flow will also increase the amount of oxygen that's being sent to your injured tissue AND boost your tissue's ability to absorb oxygen. (reference: 1)
How Does the Inferno Wrap® Promote BFST®?
Every Leg Inferno Wrap® contains a patented Energy Pad that's flexible and shaped to conform around your leg. The Energy Pad provides a uniform wave of healing electromagnetic energy over the entire treatment area. This energy travels deep inside your soft tissue to stimulate blood flow on the deep tissue level where it's needed to heal your injury. It's the electromagnetic energy provided provided by our Inferno Wraps® that's crucial to the healing process.
Electromagnetic energy is the only way to get your blood flow moving on a deep tissue level for these reasons:
- Electromagnetic energy waves are not heat waves.
- When emitted from the Inferno Wrap®, electromagnetic energy waves penetrate right through your skin and fat layers until they get to your damaged tissue.
- Once these energy waves reach your injured hamstring, they're absorbed and quickly converted into heat energy right at the location of your injury
- The idea of electromagnetic energy waves is slowly catching on in North American, but the truth is, it's a technology that's been used for decades
Many people just don't know that over the past 30 years, researchers in Japan and China have completed extensive studies on the use of electromagnetic energy for healing and their findings have been impressive. Success has been reported in studies from countries like Sweden and Germany. Research is continuing and soon, much of North American will know what the Far East and Europe has known for a long time...
Electromagnetic energy provides a wide range of health benefits for those not only suffering from a hamstring injury, but for many other soft tissue injuries as well.
Regular treatment with the electromagnetic energy in our Inferno Wraps® will ensure:
- Your pain will be reduced.
- Your injured hamstring will heal at an accelerated rate with reduced potential for re-injury.
- Your hamstring will have a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue. (Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link - Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)
Electromagnetic Energy = Increased Blood Flow = More Oxygen, More Nutrients and Less Toxins = Faster Healing
Our Inferno Wraps® are uniquely patented designs that are better than other alternatives out there for more than just the electromagnetic energy they provide! Our wraps are made from medical-grade material - this should be as important to you as it is to us. Other products that are sold in stores are considered "consumer goods" meaning the material only needs to be as good as a sweater that you wear. Clothing articles like this don't need to meet high standards of production or materials and may include materials that irritate your skin.
Since our wraps are medical-grade products registered with the FDA, they are of a higher quality and need to meet way more standards for manufacturing (ISO 10993 - biocompatibility testing). This makes our wraps the safest product to increase blood flow circulation.
Our manufacturer has spent years perfecting the wrap design to make sure you get the treatment you deserve!
Use a BFST® Leg Inferno Wrap®:
- After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
- Before exercise or workouts to warm up your hamstring to prevent re-injury.
- Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to warm up your hamstring before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
- Anytime you feel your hamstring has stiffened up, is tight and your mobility is reduced causing you more pain.
- Anytime you have sore or aching tissue in your hamstring.
- Any other situation where you need to increase blood flow to your hamstring to relax your soft tissue, relieve pain, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.
Our Hamstring Therapy Formula is Proven to Work!
It may seem hard to believe, but our Leg Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your injury by reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain and maximizing blood flow where it's needed most.
Here at AidYourHamstring we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidYourHamstring has tested and used the products, finding solutions to conditions that do not fit into the norm. This dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:
- Guarantee #1 - Use your products diligently for up to 60 days and you will experience a significant reduction in pain. If not, I encourage you to send back the items for a 100% refund.
- Guarantee #2 - You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product from us. AidYourHamstring Advisers and Product Specialists are available 7 days a week by toll free phone 1-866-237-9608 or email to answer your questions or concerns.
- Guarantee #3 - Your order is guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours on every business day.
- Guarantee #4 - All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.
- Guarantee #5 - You could save hundreds of dollars and possibly more, by utilizing our products, and getting back to work sooner.
Learn More About SUPERIOR Hamstring Treatments
Learn more about how the Leg Freezie Wrap® is designed to be the most effective cold compression wrap on the market today.
Learn more about how the Leg Inferno Wrap® helps with the healing process.
Learn more about how regular stretching with the Knee-Flex® will help to break up scar tissue in your hamstring.