The connective tissue that covers and separates muscles is called fascia. When this tissue becomes inflamed and painful, it is called myofascial pain syndrome. This condition can be caused by a variety of circumstances, resulting in acute or chronic pain and muscle spasms. Diagnosing and treating myofascial pain syndrome is available at Ospina Medical. We offer advanced options for reducing muscle pain at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
Causes and Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Inflammation of fascia can cause localized muscle pain, muscle spasms and referred pain from nerve irritation. While there is not always an identifiable cause of myofascial pain, there are some common issues that can lead to this condition. Repetitive strain or muscle fatigue can cause fascia inflammation, or myofascial pain. This condition can also occur when a muscle group is immobilized after an injury or surgery. Symptoms of this condition include:
- Persistent or worsening muscle pain
- Knotted, tender muscles
- Deep muscle aches
- Interrupted sleep due to muscle pain
- Pain without injury
- Muscle spasms
Myofascial pain syndrome can become chronic, causing trigger points in muscles that create spasms and impact nerves. This may cause referred pain in other areas of the body. Identifying trigger points and affected muscles are the first steps in beginning treatment to achieve relief from myofascial pain.
At Ospina Medical, we can diagnose and treat myofascial pain syndrome. Trigger point injections, physical therapy and medication management can help reduce inflammation in the fascia and control muscle spasms. Myofascial pain syndrome can be different for each patient, so we offer personalized treatment plans to find the best options for relieving pain.
If you have ongoing muscle pain that is impacting your sleep or quality of life, come see us at Ospina Medical in NYC. Our interventional pain specialists will determine if you may suffer from myofascial pain syndrome and offer treatment options to give you relief.