Myofascial pain syndrome
What is myofascial pain syndrome?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Most people experience muscle pain at some time that typically resolves on its own after a few weeks. But for some people, muscle pain persists.
What are symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome?
MPS is characterised by a few localised trigger points in the taut ropey bands of the muscles. These trigger points are tender and can produce local pain. Their defining characteristic is that they trigger referred pain. The muscular pain is steady, aching, and deep. There is a broad spectrum of severity from mild discomfort to "lightning-like" sensations.
What causes myofascial pain syndrome?
MPS may be caused by:
sitting for a long time in awkward positions
significant lack of movement
a lack of sleep
hormonal changes (such as menopause)
notable cooling of muscles (such as when sleeping in front of an air conditioner)
other pain or inflammation conditions
What can I do about MPS and its discomfort?
Contact QLS - all phone calls are free and one of our team can let you know if we can help - with no commitment from you unless you’re ready
Shockwave treatment has been found particular effective at increasing mobility and reducing stiffness, and sometimes works as a pain relieving therapy in its own right.
The shockwaves relax muscles, improves the blood flow, and can remove scar tissue.