PELVIC PAIN - TRIGGER POINT OVERVIEW
Symptoms include pain during sexual intercourse, cramping or sharp pains, heaviness or a feeling of pressure inside the pelvis, extreme and constant pain, intermittent pain, a dull ache, pain during bowel movements, and dysmenorrhea. Trigger point self-management and treatment can provide a useful and noninvasive intervention.
STEP 1 Study the anatomy and direction of the muscle fibers.
STEP 2 Prone ICT to:
Gluteus maximus, medial inferior, middle inferior
Biceps femoris origin
Spinal muscles / Pelvic floor muscles
STEP 3 Side-lying ICT to:
Pectineus (on affected side) Adductor magnus (origin)
STEP 4 Thorough supine ICT to:
Rectus abdominis (lower) (STP)
Psoas major, with knee flexed on same side / Flexor digitorum brevis (sole of foot) / Sartorius tendon (insertion) / Obturator internus/externus (knee bent)