Myofascial Pain

“Myofascial pain is a common syndrome presented by chronic pain with high disability. Our wide range of therapies that include Trigger Point Injection, Dry Needle Tapping, Ultrasound and Shock Wave Therapy can help you recover from pain ever sooner”

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain in multiple myofascial trigger points (“knots”) and fascial (connective tissue) constrictions. It can appear in any body part. Characteristic features of a myofascial trigger point include: focal point tenderness, reproduction of pain upon trigger point palpation, hardening of the muscle upon trigger point palpation, pseudo-weakness of the involved muscle, referred pain and limited range of motion.

 

Pain from myofascial trigger points in the patient’s muscles can be caused by injuries or overuse, so it is strongly related with work postures and lifestyle. A trigger point in a muscle can cause strain and pain throughout the muscle. When this pain persists and worsens, doctors call it myofascial pain syndrome. When the pain become chronic, it interferes with daily activities and causes loss of productivity at work.

Successfully Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Manual Therapy

The main therapy for release is a manual therapy technique delivered by a trained therapist. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — tough membranes that wrap, connect and support the muscles. A focused manual pressure and stretching is used in myofascial release therapy to loosen up restricted movement, resulting indirectly in reduced pain.

Trigger Point Injection and Dry Needle Tapping

Many patients need the therapeutic technique called Trigger Point Injection (TPI). TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body.

Ultrasound Therapy and Electrical Stimulation

There are non-invasive techniques such as Ultrasound therapy, Low-level Laser therapy, and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). Combined therapeutic procedures can help support the effects of the mainstream therapy.

Shock Wave Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy (SWI) is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic myofascial pain syndrome. Non-electrical high energy sound waves passed through the body via a hand-held probe produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and breaks down fibrous scar tissue that has built up over time, especially in chronic cases. By increasing circulation and breaking-down scar tissue, SWI stimulates cell regeneration and promotes normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. After only 3 or 4 treatments with SWI, over 80% of patients report a reduction of pain and regaining of normal function.