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Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment

Myofascial Pain SyndromeMyofascial Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In Myofascial Pain Syndrome pressure sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in unrelated parts of your body. Myofascial Pain Syndrome typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions used in jobs, hobbies or by stress related muscle tension. Discomfort associated with Myofascial Pain Syndrome often persists or worsens.

Signs and symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Deep aching pain in a muscle
  • Pain that persists or worsens
  • Tender knot in a muscle
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain
Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Typically Myofascial Pain Syndrome occurs as a result of a muscle injury or overuse. A trigger point in a muscle can cause strain and pain throughout the muscle. As it worsens it is typically called Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

Factors which influence Myofascial Pain Syndrome are muscle injuries, stress and anxiety.

Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Treatment would focus on stretching or releasing trigger points that may be aggravating symptoms. Treatment to release stress and tension and anxiety. Heat or hot pack on muscles to release symptoms of muscle tension and to decrease pain. Physiotherapy, massage therapy or acupuncture can help to manage symptoms and pain.

If you have any questions about Myofascial Pain Syndrome contact our staff at Dynamic Physiotherapy.


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How often should I come in for therapy?

Each patient is evaluated on a case by case basis. Depending on the type of injury and what stage of healing a recommendation will be made to you by the treating practitioner.

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