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:
- A tender knot in the muscle
- Deep, aching pain in a muscle
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
- 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.
ASTR and Myofascial Pain Treatment
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new manual therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. If you are experiencing any tightness or restrictions in a muscle or joint, Advanced Soft Tissue Release may help relieve those symptoms and look at the underlying cause of the issue. ASTR clinicians are trained in effective techniques that do not cause additional pain or stress to the patient’s body. Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos of patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.