Trigger point injections (TPI)

Trigger point injections (TPI) are used to treat pain associated with muscular trigger points, commonly known as ‘knots’.

Why do I need trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections (TPI) are used to treat pain associated with muscular trigger points, commonly known as ‘knots’.

These are basically tight knots of muscle fibre that can form due to ongoing tension within certain muscles. Trigger points are very common and often resolve on their own, or with lifestyle changes or physiotherapy. But in some cases, they can become chronic and may also cause referred pain in peripheral nerves, such as pain that runs along the arm due to problems within the neck and shoulder muscles.

The procedure

Trigger point injections involve injecting a local anaesthetic or steroid solution directly into the trigger point. Sometimes, a series of injections may be required, but several sites can be treated at the same time and the treatment can bring very effective long-term relief. As well as a wide range of muscle groups – commonly in the shoulders, neck, back, legs and buttocks – trigger point injections are sometimes also used to treat pain associated with fibromyalgia, tension-type headaches and myofascial pain syndrome muscular (MPS), a form of chronic muscle pain. Physiotherapy follow-up is generally recommended.

Pricing

We welcome both self-paying patients and those covered by private health insurance. For further information and to discuss pricing and payment options, contact our referrals team on 020 7317 7751 or rf-tr.privateenquiries@nhs.net.

Trigger Point Injection/Enthesis – More Than 1 Injection (T7292) – The guide package price for this procedure is £865

*Fixed price packages are inclusive of hospital, consultant and anaesthetist fees. Some consultants may charge more than allowed for in the package, if this is the case you will be informed of the excess before committing to the treatment.

*At your initial consultation, your consultant may consider your treatment to be outside of the clinical criteria for the package price, at which point a specific quotation will be offered.

*Fixed price packages exclude the initial consultation fee and outpatient diagnostic fees.

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