Anyone can develop trigger points - due to poor or sustained postures, or over-using muscle for example through stress and tension or even fitness training.
The existence of trigger points in muscles is now widely recognised in scientific studies. There are several theories to explain how trigger points cause pain, mostly due to a local 'metabolic crisis' within the muscle. Many people can have latent (painfree) trigger points but if they become active trigger points people experience recurrent or persistent pain.
Massage, heat, ice, and foam rollers can all help but nothing gives a higher stimulus treatment than inserting a fine needle directly into the overactive fibres. What follows is a muscle twitch and deep aching pain followed by reflex relaxation of the trigger point and relief of pain. Simple advice and specific stretches can then keep the problem at bay.
I've seen clients struggle with trigger point pain for months and then get one or two sessions of acupuncture and get rid of them. You don't have to live with the pain.
A very quick and effective treatment - it really hits the spot!