Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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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.

Treatment options?

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.