Trigger points are often formed due to injuries that cause the muscle fibers to get damaged. These damaged muscle fibers often go into a contracted and protective state, forming trigger points. Your physiotherapist will be able to palpate and identify these trigger points that cause pain, stiffness, and tightness. As such, myofascial release will be used to relieve the hyperirritable taut spot. This is done by applying a gradual sustained pressure along the myofascial trigger point of a muscle. It frees up the tissue, restrictions, and adhesions along the muscle to reduce your pain, stiffness, and tightness.