Myofascial Pain Syndrome
What is it?
It is a long-standing syndrome that typically occurs due to repeated muscle contractions either by vigorous repetitive motions used in the workplace or by stress-related muscle tension.
What are some of the symptoms?
Patients complain of deep, aching pain in a muscle that persists or worsens from time to time. Many people have also reported a difficulty in sleeping due to the pain that feels like a tight knot in the muscle.
Physical therapy and over-the-counter pain relievers such as Advil or Motrin may help alleviate the pain. However, Trigger Point Injections have been found to be effective in relieving pain for a longer period of time.