Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Fancy Way to Understand Muscle Pain

MPS or myofascial pain syndrome is also known as CMP (Chronic myofascial pain). It is a chronic or painful condition that affects muscles or the cover (sheath) of the tissue called fascia of the body that covers muscles. Signs and Symptoms of MPS or CPM

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Pain that persists or get worse
  • Headaches, low back pain, jaw pain, pelvic, arm and leg pain
  • Deep pain in muscle
  • Difficulty in sleeping due to pain
  • A tender knot in muscle
  • Fatigue, depression or mood disturbance

Causes may be:

  • Heavy and incorrect lifting
  • Overuse of particular muscles
  • Damage to musculoskeletal tissues from injury
  • Previous surgeries
  • Injured or herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Medical conditions like heart attack, gall bladder or stomach irritation problems
  • Nutritious deficiencies
  • Hormonal changes
  • Prolonged exposure to cold

MPS include either a single muscle or a group of muscles. In some cases, the point where an individual feels the pain might be different from those areas where the myofascial pain is felt. This condition is called a referred pain. MPS or CMP Prevention:

  • Daily exercise
  • Eat healthy and balanced diet
  • Improve your postures
  • Decrease your body weight
  • Learn stress management techniques

Use appropriate techniques at work and during sports and exercise.

Source:- "Healthline"

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