MUSCLE PAIN &
MYOFASCIAL PAIN

Paramus
(201) 535-4145
A: Paramus Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
12 N STATE ROUTE 17 SUITE 118 PARAMUS, NJ 07652
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Maywood
(201) 880-7787
A: Maywood Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
119 E. Passaic St Maywood, NJ 07607
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Emerson
(201) 523-9778
A: Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
45 Emerson Plaza East #102, Emerson, NJ 07630
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Bergenfield
(201) 338-4053
A: Bergenfield Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
253 S Washington Ave, Suite 1a, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Clifton
(862) 249-1330
A: Clifton Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
1373 Broad Street Suite 204, Clifton, NJ 07013
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Myofascial pain syndrome: causes and treatment options

Muscular pain is caused by a mechanism that is stimulated by nociceptors located in muscle fibers resulting in pain. Myofascial pain is localized trigger point pain or a knot in the muscle. The trigger point is defined by a restriction or knot accumulation at one of the myofascial structures that can be found underneath your skin. Furthermore, when pain is caused by myofascial tightness this usually will not only cause muscle tightness and trigger points but also fascial (bunched up) or muscular hypertonicity and restrictions.

Myofascial pain syndrome is a common condition that can lead to pain and disability. We offer non-surgical options for effectively and safely managing your myofascial pain syndrome. We will show you how to become pain free, fix the cause and eliminate your symptoms.

The physical therapists at our facility near Paramus provide a very specific and comprehensive approach to determine the cause of your pain, treat it as such.

SYMPTOMS / CAUSES

Muscle pain and trigger points are universal. We all experience them to some degree, but those who don’t exercise regularly or sit for prolonged periods at work will feel the effects more than most people do because they are prone towards these types of problems in their muscles from lack of motion, A patient can also experience this type of discomfort along with:

  • Tightness of the tissues
  • Dull and / or achy
  • Sharp pain
  • Restricted motion
  • A feeling of non-alignment in joints
  • Excessive pressure on muscles or joints

CAUSES

Muscle pain can be a very debilitating condition. Oftentimes there is no known cause of the pain and most sufferers have to live with the symptoms for an extended period of time, making life very difficult. There are many different causes of myofascial muscle pain trigger points. It can be due to a functional or structural disorder; for example muscle spasms, vertebral misalignment, muscular weakness, core instability, arthritis and many other issues that the doctors / therapists at paramus PT & Rehab will prove to you during the initial examination. Other causes include but are not limited to:

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Internal disease
  • Nutritional deficit
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Lumbar pelvic / hip dysfunction
  • Lack of deep system breathing activation or function
  • Not deep breathing system activation or function
  • Stress
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture

The release of fascia is an important measure that many treatments do not address. However, at Paramus PT Rehab we will be able to help you with this by giving deep tissue work after fascialrealse treatment in order alleviate your myofascial pain syndrome physical therapy symptoms.

  • Superficial fascia which lies directly below the skin which allows muscle to move the skin.
  • Deep fascia, which surrounds and infuses with muscle, bone, nerves and blood vessels
  • Deepest fascia, which sits within the dura

DIAGNOSIS

Physical Therapy Paramus provides comprehensive treatment for various types of muscle pain or discomfort by performing careful evaluation and measurements, which will help identify the cause, pathophysiology and the severity of pain.

How Paramus Physical Therapy can help relieve your Myofascial Pain

Physical Therapy Paramus is a dynamic, professional and patient-oriented center that offers comprehensive treatment solutions for different Nueromusculoskeletal conditions. We offer pain relief treatments, rehabilitation services and physical therapy to help sufferers reach optimal physical health. Our goal is to restore movement to patients in as little time as possible, while also making them feel better.