According to WebMD, “myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a fancy way to describe muscle pain. It refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues. MPS is a chronic condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles). It may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. In some cases, the area where a person experiences the pain may not be where the myofascial pain generator is located. Experts believe that the actual site of the injury or the strain prompts the development of a trigger point that, in turn, causes pain in other areas. This situation is known as referred pain.
Have you ever heard of the therapy called Trigger Point Therapy? If you have muscular aches and pains or go to a massage therapist, it is likely they have mentioned this modality to you.
Trigger point therapy is an alternative therapy. The benefits of which include a focus on detecting and releasing trigger points. Trigger points are located in the skeletal muscle and are spots that produce pain when compressed. As a result of trauma to the muscle fibers, trigger points form.
Trigger points are tight knots of muscle in your back, shoulders and neck, that make movement difficult and painful. One of the common causes of neck and back pain is a trigger point. To locate a trigger point, you press on a bump of tense tissue which will radiates pain. You’ve found your trigger point.
There are many causes of trigger points which can include:
If you don’t have time to get into see your Massage Therapist or you are in-between appointments, “there are a number of steps you can take at home to relax the muscle and ease the pain.
Give us a call at 727-772-0220 to massage out your trigger points and give you pain relief.
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