What can I expect when I arrive for my myofascial release treatment?
Before myofascial release, a trained and certified therapist will discuss the patient’s accident, injury or complaints of generalized stiffness, gaining an understanding of how the pain or injury is impacting the patient’s daily life and what he or she is hoping to gain. It will be customized to the specific needs of the patient, focusing on the stiff, sore and achy areas that are of the most concern.
How does my myofascial release treatment work?
Myofascial release works by breaking down muscle adhesions that can build up after an accident or a chronic illness. By applying gentle, controlled pressure and friction to an afflicted area across the grain of the muscle, myofascial release relaxes rigid tissue and relieves the pain associated with stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Therapists may encourage their patients to apply ice to tender spots following myofascial release. Some soreness the day after can be expected, though the discomfort should pass in a day.
How can I tell if I have myofascial pain syndrome?
Think about the last time you had a sore muscle from working out. How did you feel? Sore we bet but probably only for a few days then your muscles began to feel at ease again. When it comes to myofascial pain, it’s likely your muscles haven’t felt at ease for days on end. Or worse, they have begun to hurt even more.
You may be experiencing myofascial pain syndrome if you’re feeling pain develop in and around trigger points or nodules in the connective tissue of your muscles. A typical location for myofascial pain is in the lower back or neck. Myofascial pain can be a result of repetitive movements at your job or sports played, stress related, poor posture, and many other seemingly routine movements.
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If you’re currently experiencing back, shoulder, or neck pain, you could be suffering from myofascial pain syndrome.
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