Trigger points are painful spots located in a tight band of muscle. They can produce pain both locally and in a referred pattern. Trigger-point injections often provide immediate relief and are used when a patient is in so much pain that they are unable to have any other physical therapy treatment. Once a trigger point has been located, the skin is prepped with alcohol, then our provider isolates the point and injects it with an small amount of anesthetic, steroid, or a combination of the two.