We have talked a lot on Laurens Fitness about trigger points and how they can cause you pain. A trigger point is an area of the muscle where is has become over active and tight. This point cannot relax and stays contracted and active. You can have pain from trigger points in the area they are located, and they can refer pain to other places. If you want to read a little more about trigger points, then you should head over to tennis ball therapy, where the ins and outs are explained.
The great news is that you can actually release your trigger points yourself. There are common areas, and distinct trigger points and it is important to know where these points are in order to be able to release them. If you are looking for a good trigger points chart, then this is what you are after. You can get it cheap through amazon if you click through the image, you can also find more information there.
If you want a little more detail on how to get rid of the trigger points, find your sore spots and attack them with a tennis ball, then you need to check out The Ultimate Self Massage Guide. It provides a step by step guide on how to do it, with pictures!
You want to reduce you pain at home? You can, knowledge is the key.