Feeling pain, restrictions and/or tightness within the muscle is called myofascial pain. Myofascial pain can happen for many reasons like injury, poor posture and stress. Muscle pain is common, but usually doesn't persist. With myofascial injuries, the pain will persist or even worsen.
Some symptoms of Myofascial pain may include:
- Pain the persists or worsens
- Deep, aching pain in the muscle
- A tender knot in the muscle
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
Like mentioned before, there can be many causes to myofascial pain such as;
- Tight muscle fibers
- Injury or trauma
- Poor posture
- Poor body mechanics
Treatment for persistent muscle aches and pains can be with physical therapy. Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR) may help relieve the tightness and tenderness with a non-invasive, pain-free treatment. The ASTR licensed doctors will also take a look at the underlying cause so it won’t happen again.