Trigger points cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. They are the source or the pain in such joints as the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee and ankle that is so often mistaken for arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, or ligament injury. Trigger points can also cause symptoms as diverse as dizziness, earaches, sinusitis, nausea, heartburn, false heart pain, heart arrythmia, genital pain and numbness in the hands and feet. Even fibromyalgia may have its beginnings with trigger points.

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