Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms associated with the development of myofascial trigger points in muscles, which cause pain or tenderness, and regions of hardness or taut bands within muscles. Such trigger points form at areas under stress due to postural habits, poor ergonomics and repetitive motion.

Clients often use words such as sharp, dull, deep, burning or heavy to describe the pain from myofascial trigger points and restrictions. Trigger points can also be a result of other injuries for example a car accident or a sports injury or any other kind of damage.

A diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndrome usually comes about through a history of pain, physical examination, movement and postural analysis and palpation of active trigger points.

Massage effectively helps Myofascial Pain Syndrome as it improves myofibre function and also helps the body recover from chronic muscle tightness. When muscle cells are working they cannot exchange nutrients, which results in a build up of waste in tissues around the body. Massage will help remove these waste products, which will result in more relaxed muscles and connective tissue and thus enable freer and more comfortable movement.


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