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6221 Shallowford Road Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37421
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You may know exactly how your muscle was pulled or strained, maybe even by playing your favorite sport of heavy lifting during manual labor, or you may have no idea where the pain came from. Your pain may be acute and felt immediately, or chronic hurting only during certain activities. At Apple Medical Centers, we have a modern medical solution for your muscle pain and muscle injury! Our medical staff is ready to WOW you with your trigger point injections, a quick and easy treatment for your muscle pain.
Many patients resort to over-the-counter medication daily to get through the day with muscle pain and muscle injury. For a bit, it works! However, swallowing pills every day only masks injury, never healing the source of the pain. Our highly-skilled medical staff believes in finding the source of the pain, and treating it at that point. If you have any of the following symptoms of muscle injury and strain, we can help!
Here are some symptoms of muscle injury:
Sudden onset of pain • Continued sharp or dull pain • Soreness • Swelling • Stiffness • Muscle Knot • Bruising • Discoloration • Redness • Pain while resting • Pain when using the specific muscle or related joint • Weakness of the muscle or tendons • Muscle spasms • Limited range of motion • Inability to use the muscle
At Apple Medical Centers, we can treat your muscle injury symptoms with a safe and natural solution!
At Apple Medical Centers, we treat each individual patient for the muscle injury and muscle pain unique to them. Our medical staff will create a customized care plan that incorporates a modern medical approach, meaning we don’t prescribe to older treatments that have proven inadequate. At your first visit, we will give you a thorough and comprehensive exam to create an individualized care plan to heal your muscle injury and get you on the road to recovery!
What is the source of my muscle pain? Scientific studies have long shown that trigger points, which are small knots that form in the myofascial tissue that covers your muscles, often cause muscle pain. Myofascial tissue is a thin, strong, and fibrous tissue that surrounds the muscles in your body, providing support and protection to your muscles, joints, and bones. When Trigger Points form in the myofascial tissue, it can be extremely painful and chronic.
Locating and releasing your trigger points can alleviate muscle pain!
During your initial visit, our medical team at Apple Medical Centers will locate any trigger points that are causing you pain and discomfort. Trigger points can occur for a variety of reasons:
Injury • Repetitive trauma • Poor posture • Sleep disorders • Nutritional deficiencies • Sedentary behavior • Lack of movement or exercises
After your muscles experience a trigger point injury, it can cause a ripple effect throughout your entire body. A muscle affected by a trigger point will tighten and become weak. You will instinctively stop using the muscle, leading surrounding muscles to pick up the slack. This compensation for the injured muscle will lead to all surrounding areas becoming tense, stressed, and overworked.
Often we can feel pain in completely separate areas of the body, but it’s often being caused by a trigger point injury. This radiation of pain is called referred pain, and it can lead to a decreased range of motion and an increased level of discomfort. All of this unequal movement and activity within your body can throw your body out of alignment and before you know it, you have an array of pain issues, all started by a small knot in your muscle. Trigger point pain can be felt in the following areas:
Back • Neck • Shoulders • Head • Joints • Jawbone • Ears (ringing in the ears) • Pelvis • Legs
Come visit us at Apple Medical Centers to get to the root of your pain, and knock it out with a quick and natural treatment plan!
Discover An Effective and Easy Solution For Muscle Injuries!
At Apple Medical Centers, we offer trigger point injections, the safest and most effective way to treat most muscle injuries! Many of our patients experience immediate relief after their trigger point injection.
Trigger point injections are also a healthier alternative to prescription medications, such as muscle relaxers. Many doctors prescribe over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs to alleviate pain, however, this is a temporary solution that requires continuous dependency on medication that can lead to unpleasant and unhealthy side effects.
At Apple Medical Centers, we look beyond your symptoms to locate your exact site of injury, and we treat the source to relieve you of your pain for good.
Our medical team at Apple Medical Centers has a wide array of options for your muscle injury. Some patients respond well to medical massage or manual chiropractic adjustments. If trigger points are more established, leading to referred pain in other areas, trigger point injections may be needed to release the tension in all surrounding muscles.
Your medical team will conduct a comprehensive examination with a holistic approach to determine the severity of your muscle injury. Our non-invasive option for a more severe trigger point injury is a Serapin trigger point injection that is easily administered at the site of the trigger point. Serapin, a natural substance that is derived from the pitcher plant, can affect the nerves involved in your pain sensations, de-activating the nerve that is causing your symptoms. Our injections target the specific area of your muscle injury, and it can immediately release any tension. As your injured muscle relaxes, it can begin doing its job again, and subsequently, the surrounding muscles become less tense and get back to their individual jobs. The result is quick and feels oh so good! You’ll enjoy a less tense body and an increased range of motion. Simply put, everything will begin to feel normal, the good normal, again!
After your treatment, we encourage you to use the affected muscle to keep it from getting stiff again. We do not just give you the shot and send you on your way. Your medical team will collaborate to give you a customized care plan that includes exercises and stretches to keep trigger points at bay and your muscles functioning at an optimal level.
" I feel better now than I have in 3 years. Pain is something that is very hard to live with physically and mentally. The entire team here has helped me overcome my pain and fears. Now I am not afraid to be active again and am very excited about my future health. Thank you!
- A Still