Physical therapy techniques, as practiced by your PT doctors, can find and treat those uncomfortable areas with myofascial pain treatment. Don’t let myofascial pain syndrome keep you from being fully functional. Call TRI Physical Therapy today for an appointment.
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a painful condition that affects the fascia, which is the connective tissue that covers your muscles. It can involve just one muscle or a group of muscles. When you rub on the painful areas of your body, you may feel knots in the muscles, which are known as trigger points. Trigger points are painful if touched. Pressure on trigger points or areas of extreme tenderness can also cause pain in a different part of your body, called referred pain.
MPS has many possible causes. It may develop from an injury or excessive strain on a muscle or several muscles. Stress or activity may make your discomfort worse, and the pain may be bad enough to keep you awake at night.
Physical therapy (PT) is one of the best forms of treatment for myofascial pain.