Untying Muscle Knots: Myofascial Pain Syndrome Trigger Points

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Trigger Points

Myofascial trigger points are an extremely common cause of chronic pain. In a recent study conducted by a pain management center, it was discovered that there was a myofascial component to pain in 95% of the study participants. Myofascial refers to muscle tissue (myo) and the three-dimensional web of connective tissue (fascia) that stretches between … Read more

Signs and Symptoms of Myofascial Pain

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain

The condition of myofascial pain syndrome is considered a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on the trigger- or sensitive- points on your body result in pain in areas of your body that seem to be unrelated. This is known as referred pain. Typically, this condition occurs after a particular muscle has been contracted repeatedly- … Read more

Is Myofascial Self-Massage Effective?

Myofascial Release Self-Massage

Self Myofascial Release Techniques, SMRT, are definitely not a new thing, but they are becoming more and more popular among both athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Both practitioners of alternative and allopathic medicine have begun to use myofascial release massage techniques to rehabilitate a variety of injuries as well as reduce the problem of chronic pain. … Read more