Myofascial pain is a chronic pain syndrome, where pressure on or around ‘trigger’ points causes intense pain either elsewhere in the same muscle, or in seemingly unrelated muscles elsewhere in the body also known as referred pain.
The most frequent cause of myofascial pain is overuse or following a specific trauma of a particular muscle or group of muscles. Areas of muscle which are stressed or strained can become irritated and sensitive to pressure, leading to pain.
Repetitive motions, e.g. typing, or specific manual tasks, can increase the strain on particular muscles or joints and so put individuals at higher risk of developing myofascial pain. Medical specialists also believe that having a poor posture and stress may be a factor.
Symptoms of myofascial pain can occur in any part of the body.
Management of Myofascial Pain
Our individualised holistic approach:
Full history and assessment
Education about Myofascial pain so you can take steps to manage the condition
Occupational and lifestyle advice
Medication review and optimisation
Physiotherapy and exercises enabled by the window of pain relief from medications and interventions
Psychology based treatments
Trigger point injections