What are the common symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome? The most obvious symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome are localized muscle discomfort.
It is the contraction, compression and/or weakening of muscles that are primarily responsible for Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
The pain may be localized in a specific area or the pain may spread to other areas.
The pain can be caused by a direct injury to the muscles of the body such as a blow to the head. It can also be caused by repetitive stress injuries to the muscle tissues of the body such as those that occur during weight lifting. Myofascial Trigger Points can also result in the myofascial being injured.
Trigger Point injuries can occur when there is a sudden increase in the amount of torque applied to the muscles. The increase in torque can result in the muscles being overworked and therefore causing them to contract excessively causing the myofascial to become injured. Myofascial Trigger Points is often associated with muscular imbalances which can occur during the aging process.
Myofasial adhesions can also be injured. These adhesions are a condition where the muscle fascia, ligament or tendons become wrapped around an adhesional ligament which in turn tightens up the muscle itself. This can cause a reduction in the range of motion and increased tension in the muscle, which can cause pain and tenderness in the affected muscles.
A further condition that can cause Myofascia pain is called muscle imbalance.
Muscle imbalance can be caused by either a direct trauma to the muscle or by the imbalance of the muscle tissue being used to perform specific tasks. Muscles can also be affected by the decreased efficiency of the immune system which can lead to infection.
A common cause of Myofasical Pain Syndrome is the overuse of muscles in a particular area. Common overuse problems include tennis elbow or shoulder. Other common overuse problems include the back or chest muscles. These overuse conditions may be due to physical activity or even from a lack of physical activity.
The treatment of Myofasic Pain Syndrome is the same whether it occurs from a direct trauma or through the overuse of muscles. Icing treatments such as TENS or heat may be used as treatment for Myofascia. There are anti-inflammatory medications available but this should not be taken as a stand alone solution for Myofascia treatment.
Muscle relaxers can help reduce Myofascia pain.
It is important for patients to seek professional advice before using these muscle relaxers and to follow the recommended dose of the medication and use it according to the doctor’s instructions. Some of these medicines include Methylnaltrexone, Norpramin, Methylxylocysteine, Indomethacin and Hydroxychloroquine.
Many of these medications work best as a complementary approach to Myofascial Pain Relief and will provide pain relief for the longer term. Patients should also ensure that they are consuming adequate levels of fluids after treatment to keep the body hydrated.
Some treatments can be used alongside other therapies and these include chiropractic adjustments or massage. Some people find the combination of the use of muscle relaxers with massage to be beneficial as these methods can target a number of Myofascia related conditions. Chiropractic adjustment techniques are particularly helpful in relieving pain from myofascial Trigger Point and muscle imbalance.
These techniques can also be used together with the application of ice on Myofascial Trigger Point and muscle imbalance problems. Acupuncture is also an effective treatment for Myofascial Trigger Point pain and muscle imbalance.
Chiropractic adjustments can also provide long-term pain relief and reduce the incidence of Myofascial Trigger Point and muscle imbalance. This method can provide a better quality of life for patients suffering from Myofascial Trigger Point and muscle imbalance.