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Myofascial Pain

Painful Knots in Muscles

Have you ever had an uncomfortable “knot” somewhere in your body, especially after a sports injury, excessive repetitive motion, or at the end of a stressful day? If so, you may be experiencing a condition known as myofascial pain, which can cause pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility.

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) affects muscles and connective tissues called fascia (which encase musculoskeletal tissue, like an inner second skin). A hallmark issue for people with MPS is the development of knots or trigger points – localized painful areas that feel stiff, tender, and hypersensitive to touch.

Myofascial pain can be mild, intense, or anything in between. The good news is that it responds well to conservative pain management techniques. If you need help for MPS, call Integrated Pain Solutions at (614) 383-6450.

Causes of Myofascial Pain

Risk factors for and underlying causes of myofascial pain can include:

  • Inadequate sleep
  • Musculoskeletal abnormalities
  • A history of acute injury to a muscle, joint, or other tissue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Poor posture
  • Certain nutritional deficiencies
  • Repetitive movement and overuse
  • Nerve compression

Stress and anxiety may increase the risk of myofascial pain.

Myofascial Pain Treatment

Conservative treatments for myofascial pain include stretching and massage, but for more advanced cases of MPS, we may recommend matrix therapy (biomechanical muscle stimulation) or trigger point injections. 

Is Myofascial Pain Affecting Your Quality of Life?
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At Integrated Pain Solutions, our experienced pain management team offers an extensive array of therapeutic interventions to help people achieve non-surgical relief for chronic pain. Complete the form below, or call today to schedule your consultation: (614) 383-6450.