Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofasical pain syndrome refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissue. This may be a chronic condition that affects the fascia or connective tissue of muscles. It may involve one muscle or a muscle group. Pain may also be referred from the actual site of injury through a trigger point causing pain in other areas. Myofasical pain can develop from an injury or strain to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. Physical therapy can help by decreasing pain through use of myofascial release and/or soft tissue mobilization which may help decrease myofascial tension, exercises to help strengthen and/or stretch weakened and tight areas and education in stress management, posture and ergonomics to help prevent re-occurrence.