Myofascial Information

Myofascial pain syndrome is a condition characterized by chronic and, in some cases, severe pain. It is associated with and caused by "trigger points" , which are localized and sometimes extremely painful contractures found in any skeletal muscle of the body. The symptoms can range from referred pain through myofascial trigger points to specific pains in other areas of the body.

MPS may be related to a closer-studied complex condition known as fibromyalgia. By accepted definition, the pain of fibromyalgia is generalized, occurring above and below the waist and on both sides of the body. On the other hand, myofascial pain is more often described as occurring in a more limited area of the body, for example, only around the shoulder and neck, and on only one side of the body.

Neither MPS nor fibromyalgia is thought to be an inflammatory or degenerative condition, and the best evidence suggests that the problem is one of an altered pain threshold, with more pain reported for a given amount of painful stimuli. This altered pain threshold can be manifest as increased muscle tenderness, especially in the certain areas, e.g., the trapezius muscle. These syndromes tend to occur more often in women than in men, and the pain may be associated with fatigue and sleep disturbances.

Wikipedia, Myofascial, (as of Apr 1, 2010)

Myofascial Books

Log in or join now now to suggest Myofascial books.

Myofascial Videos

Log in or join now now to suggest Myofascial videos.

Myofascial Links

Myofascial is in LifeKnot's Massage category. See more Massage activites.
Log in or join now now to suggest Myofascial links.

Myofascial Tweeps

Log in or join now now to suggest tweeps the tweet about Myofascial.

Myofascial Gear

Log in or join now now to suggest Myofascial gear.

Myofascial Gurus

gu · ru [goo-roo] : one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and experience in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others. Log in or join now now to designate yourself or someone you know a Myofascial guru.

LifeKnot members interested in Myofascial

There are no members listing that activity with photos and the criteria you specified.
Perform detail search (doesn't require photos).

LifeKnot ∞ Meet people that share your interests.
Copyright © 2018 LifeKnot, LLC. All rights reserved.
find us on facebook ©
follow us on twitter
Process time: 0.0431 seconds.