What Are Tender Points?

  Tender points are localized areas that hurt with palpation. They are not always in the area where pain is felt. In fact, they are often on the opposite side of the body. Tender points are the superficial representation of a deeper underlying restriction. These restrictions are located in the fascia, a fibrous covering that completely surrounds all structures in the body. This includes … [Read more...]

What causes tender points?

What causes tender points? In some cases it’s obvious what causes our tender points and pain. We fall or get into a car accident-these sorts of events leave little to doubt. But, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact injury when pain comes on slowly. Sometimes the pain seems to have come out of nowhere, or we even wake up in pain and assume we must have “slept wrong.” Sleeping does not cause … [Read more...]