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Myofascial Pain: Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Home Treatment

What is Myofascial Pain?

Myofascial pain occurs when the soft tissue surrounding the muscles becomes tight or restrictive due to an injury, stress, poor posture, or incorrect repetitive movement. This can cause pain within the muscles or surrounding areas. Muscle pain is very common, but with myofascial pain the pain persists or worsens over time. 

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain

Symptoms of myofascial pain may include:

  1. A tender knot in the muscle
  2. Deep, aching pain in a muscle
  3. Difficulty sleeping due to pain
  4. Pain that persists or worsens with time

Causes of Myofascial Pain

There are many different causes of pain within the muscle. Some causes can be from tight muscle fibers after an injury or overuse. These tight muscles can have trigger points which are palpable knots in the muscle that is sensitive to touch or movement. Trigger points can cause a strain and pain throughout the muscle.

Myofascial Pain Treatment

ASTR treats myofascial pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. ASTR’s patented tools assist in releasing myofascial restrictions. ASTR tools can be used at home to release myofascial pain.


Myofascial Pain Relief Home Treatment

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