Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a rarer health condition that affects thousands of people across the world every year, and you might be one of them if you experience any of the symptoms that appear on this list such as area-specific pain in the muscles or knotted muscles that you can see or feel under the skin.
Other symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome include insomnia as a related condition when the pain keeps you from sleeping at night, and more research shows that the condition might sometimes accompany other health conditions we didn’t know about ten years before such as fibromyalgia and stress conditions – in these cases, associated muscle tension can cause myofascial pain syndrome.
The condition can be managed but has to be diagnosed before proper treatment can be recommended. Treatments that help for regular muscle cramps often won’t help with myofascial pain syndrome.
Here are 8 of the most common symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome.
1. Area-Specific Muscle Pain
Muscle pain that’s specific to one area (called a “trigger point”) can be one of the first signs and symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome, and it’s often one of the most common ones that people with the condition will experience.
This can happen due to inflammation from infections, viruses, and conditions like arthritis, or it might happen due to a specific injury or repetitive motion that causes the inflammation in the muscle.
It’s different from a regular sprain in the sense that the muscle pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome is often chronic, and conventional sprain treatments like applying heat won’t help to relieve symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome in the same way.
In the case of myofascial pain syndrome, a muscle knot might also appear in the affected area, although also oftentimes not – this doesn’t happen in all cases, though the pain will be present in almost all.