In this article, we will discuss the Clinical Features and Pathophysiology of Myofascial Pain Syndrome. So, let’s get started.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is characterized by:
Trigger points (usually in mid-portion or belly of the affected muscle)
A Taut band (<1 cm2)
Local twitch response followed by “Snapping Palpation”
Disturbed sensation in a predicted location
Restricted range of motion
Pathophysiology (>> means next step)
Acute muscle strain>> Tissue damage>> Tears in Sarcoplasmic Reticulum>> Free Ca++>> Sustained contraction>> Increased strain on vulnerable areas>> Free Ca++>> Local hypermetabolic state and vasoconstriction.