Find the source of your pain! This app is a comprehensive guide to myofascial trigger points and the pain the create. Covering over 80 muscles with more than 150 trigger points.
Myofascial trigger points are one of the most common sources of pain, and are often overlooked by health professionals.
This app strives to help you find the source of pain via intuitive interface: tap the body where your pain is and see which trigger points refer pain to that area. Over 50 distinct pain areas are covered.
You can also find trigger points by by tapping a muscle on the muscle model, by choosing a muscle from the alphabetized list, or by using the search bar. If you don't know exactly what you're looking for, you can search using keywords such as "elbow", which will show the muscles of the elbow as well as any pain areas or conditions related to the elbow (e.g. "lateral elbow pain", "tennis elbow").
Trigger points can cause or mimic a variety of conditions such as "Tendinitis" and "Tennis Elbow". More than 40 conditions are covered. Choose a condition and see a list of muscles whose trigger points can cause or mimic that condition.
In each trigger point illustration, an "x" marks the location of the point, while the area of referred pain is colored in blue.
PLEASE NOTE: this app does not include treatment information; its aim is to help find the source of specific pain. Once you've identified a trigger point please consult a massage therapist or otherwise trained professional. There are also myriad self-treatment resources available both in book and video format should you choose to treat yourself.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
crushed some bugs
Ratings and Reviews
Great starting point for understanding the real sources of pain. Once you have a better idea of what’s causing the problem you can discuss options with a health professional or do further web research. Not the final answer by any means, but a great resource. (I was a certified massage therapist, so I have experience to back my opinion.)
Been looking for this
I have been doing massage for years, and have been trying to get the pressure points down. Finding a good map of the body has been a journey. This is the BOMB! And all of th little side notes are wonderful. Thank you!!!
This app recommended by my PT. Gives me good overview of areas that we are working on. I really like the visuals. I think app makes it easier for a non-medical person to “connect the dots”.👍
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- Body Culture, LLC
- 149.1 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.