Myofascial pain

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In myofascial pain syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is called referred pain. It typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions used in jobs or hobbies or by stress-related muscle tension. While nearly everyone has experienced muscle tension pain, the discomfort associated with myofascial pain syndrome persists or worsens. Treatment options for myofascial pain syndrome include physical therapy and trigger point injections. Pain medications and relaxation techniques also can help.

Signs and symptoms:

  • Deep, aching pain in a muscle
  • Muscle tightness/stiffness
  • Pain that persists or worsens
  • A tender knot in a muscle
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

Treatment of myofascial pain:

Firstly, you will need to be properly assessed by a fully qualified chartered physiotherapists to ensure that the pain which you are experiencing is muscle pain/myofascial pain.

Once you are given a diagnosis then you can be treated. A combination of the following Some of the treatment approaches are as follows:

  • Soft/deep tissue release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Contract/relax stretching and PNF stretching techniques
  • Ultraound
  • Laser

Our chartered physiotherapists will bring you back to very good physcial health and fitness. We have a range of private, semi-private and group exercises classes which your physiotherapist will refer you to in order to re-build strength and flexibility of the muscles affected.

A woman relaxing while having an orthopaedic massage
A man having his rotator cuff muscles treated
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A woman having painful knots released with Dry Needling