Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injuri
April 5, 2012
-- Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury: Your Self Treatment Workbook for Elbow, Lower Arm, Wrist, and Hand Pain will be released May 3, 2012.
Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscles that feel like “knots” or tight bands. About 74% of the time, trigger points “refer” pain to a different area -- they are not located within the area in which you are actually feeling symptoms, so treating the area of pain does not afford relief. For example, if someone has pain in their hand and fingers, it is probably being referred from trigger points in muscles in the neck, shoulder area, or forearm. Pain and other symptoms can be relieved if trigger points are treated with pressure or other techniques.
Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury: Your Self Treatment Workbook for Elbow, Lower Arm, Wrist, and Hand Pain includes photos with overlays of common pain referral patterns so that readers can match their pain patterns with the photos, and figure out which muscles are involved. Additional photos and illustrations instruct readers in self-help techniques for eliminating pain.
Alaskan author Valerie DeLaune says “People live with a lot more pain than they need to. There really is a lot they can do to help themselves, and become informed about their options for treatments.@
DeLaune says that the earlier the intervention in a painful condition, the more likely the degree and duration of pain can be reduced or eliminated. The book is useful for treating recent aches and pains, in addition to treating chronic conditions and teaching people how to maintain their health.
Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury: Your Self Treatment Workbook for Elbow, Lower Arm, Wrist, and Hand Pain retails for $21.95 (216 pages, paperback, ISBN # 978-1-60882-
127-3). Orders can be placed through New Harbinger at http://www.newharbinger.com/bookstore/productdetails.cfm?...
. You can find out more information about the book on DeLaune’s website at http://www.triggerpointrelief.com
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