Triggerpoints has been updated!
We're proud to announce that triggerpoints.net has undergone a major update. Please pardon any errors while we get everything up and running. We hope you find the new version much more useful!
- The Triggerpoints Team
How to use these pages.
The X's represent the Trigger Points. There is no difference between the black and white X’s. The red shaded area is the referred pain caused by the Trigger Point. This example diagram is for the Abductor Digiti Minimi for the foot:
If you are a healthcare provider and would like advanced training for the treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome, visit MyoRehab.
To contact us, please send an email. Keep in mind that an email cannot provide enough information for us to provide a diagnosis or dispense medical advice.
Most of the information was adapted from Travell and Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Volumes 1 and 2. If you have or treat people with pain, it is an invaluable resource. It contains excellent Trigger Point drawings, and also includes specific information such as symptoms for each muscle and related Trigger Points.
We have obtained special permission to use these images on this website. To request permission to use these images, please contact Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. We cannot authorize the use of the images.
The purpose of this website and the information provided is for education only. We cannot diagnose or offer medical advice. An email or phone conversation with us is not a basis for recommending a course of action for you. Please talk to a medical professional before starting any treatment program.