Myofascial pain rests in the muscles’ – In trigger points of the body. It is a chronic pain similar to muscle tension, and can sometimes reside in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.
Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for myofascial pain syndrome.
Causes of Myofascial Pain
Typically, repetitive use of a muscle is the cause of myofascial pain. This repetitive motion puts pressure on sensitive parts of the muscle causing pain. This pain may reside where the repetitive motion occurred, or in another place of the body altogether.
The sensitive areas of the muscle develop from past injuries healing and leaving behind tissue, or from overuse in the past. They are called trigger points. Other causes of this type of pain include pinched nerves, poor posture and even emotional stress.
Myofascial Pain Symptoms
Persistent pain in the muscle. You might notice or feel as though it’s a knot in the muscle. Deep aching muscle pain to the point of not being able to sleep. While this type of pain can affect any area in the body, usually the upper back, neck and shoulder are the ones effected.
Myofascial Pain Treatments
Many of us experience muscle pain from time to time. However, if you notice this pain is not going away after resting it or that it gets worse, contact us to see what we can do to help you feel better.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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