Downloadable Printable Trigger Point Charts | Add Trigger Finder to your Site
Use the charts to find trigger points anywhere in your body. Trigger points re small areas of spasm within your muscle. They can cause pain at the site of the trigger point - or in another area.
Fortunately, these pain referall patterns remain constant in different people, so they have been carefully mapped. This means that you can use the images above to find which trigger points may be responsible muscle pain you may be experiencing.
To begin, select the front or back of the man in the picture - depending on where you feel your pain. Then click on the area where you are feeling pain.
When you do this, a selection of different muscles will appear - all possible candidates for the cause of your pain.
The next step involves going through each muscle, and seeing if the pain patterns in the diagrams correspond to the pain you feel.
So - click on one of the muscle names and you will to through to a more detailed picture of that muscle. There will be X's - these show the location of trigger points in that muscle.
When you run your cursor over the X's the pain referral pattern of the trigger point will be shown in red. You can then use your own judgement to see whether that distribution of pain is the same as what you are feeling.
If so, then it's likely that you have these trigger points.
If you don't know how to examine for trigger points, then watch this video to get detailed instructions.
Trigger points are a little known, but at times signification source of pain for many people. Treating them can reduce chronic pain, and increase flexibility and ease of movement.
Knowledge of how to find and release trigger points is a valuable skill you can use to improve your quality of life - as well as the fitness and health of those around you.