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Bethlehem Rehabilitation Specialists,
A Service of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain SyndromeMyofascial pain syndrome/Myofascitis are terms used to describe the pain and dysfunction associated with and caused by muscular trigger points. Myofascial trigger points are supersensitive areas in the muscle or its connective tissue cover called fascia. These tender spots are usually found within taut bands of muscle. When squeezed or compressed the trigger points cause local or referral pain and autonomic response. The autonomic responses include blanching of the skin, a sense of coldness or sweating and goose bumps. There may also be a jump sign as the patient winces or withdrawals when the trigger point is pinched or provoked. Additionally, there maybe weakness and or restriction in the stretch length of the involved muscle.

In this syndrome lab findings are all normal. Electromyography (EMG) is also normal at rest. However a muscle with active trigger points may demonstrate EMG activity when stretched to the point of pain.

Treatment of conditions that include a component of myofascial pain syndrome include Spray'n'Stretch using a vapor coolant, other passive stretching techniques, ultrasound, strengthening and active exercise.



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