Tips for treating painful Trigger Points

  1. Apply heat.
  2. Non-steroidal anti-in flammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen and Aleve.
  3. Stretch muscle.
  4. Eat a banana, or take magnesium or calcium.
  5. Seek Treatment from your Osteopathic physician.

An alternative to direct application of heat to the non-injured muscle is to increase the body core temperature with moderate cardiovascular exercises (AKA aerobic exercises)

Sources:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003025.htm. Last accessed 09/04/2013
http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/relieve-muscle-tightness-1752.html. Last accessed 09/04/2013