Myofascial Release Could Relieve Achy Muscles
Are Your Muscles Feeling Sore?
Are you living with stiff or tight muscles? Muscle aches and pains could significantly impact your daily life – but painful muscles can be a thing of the past with myofascial release therapy.
Myofascial pain is caused by muscular irritation, and the myofascial release treatments at Step Ahead Physical Therapy may benefit you if this is a condition you’re living with.
One of our Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapists would be happy to meet with you and discuss how myofascial release can benefit you!
If your stiff or tight muscles are limiting your daily life, don’t hesitate to request an appointment.
Is myofascial release therapy right for me?
It can significantly affect your mobility when muscles become constricted or tight. This can cause pain and movement restrictions.
Fortunately, by loosening up the constricted muscles, myofascial release helps to reverse this, allowing faster, pain-free movement.
With myofascial release, there are many conditions that can be handled. Some of the most frequent ones include:
Injuries can also cause muscle stiffness.
The affected area will be massaged to loosen up the muscles and allow for a quicker healing process.
Temporomandibular joint disorder
The muscles around the jaw are massaged through myofascial release in many patients with the temporomandibular joint disorder.
This decreases pain and inflammation, as well as increases mobility of the jaw.
This condition can also cause stiffness in multiple muscles.
The affected areas will be determined and then massaged.
Myofascial release has also been known to relieve the pain of chronic headaches and migraines by massaging the tightened muscles around the head and neck.
Myofascial pain syndrome
This is the most commonly treated condition through myofascial release, and it can affect many of your muscles.
The “trigger points” for your myofascial pain are determined and then massaged out.
Myofascial release can help reduce the amount of blood pooled in the veins and allow for more efficient blood flow, decreasing the pain felt in the veins.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome can benefit from the myofascial release technique by having the muscles in their hands, wrists, and/or arms massaged, in order to improve function and mobility.
Our Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapists are highly trained in the method of myofascial release. They possess an extensive understanding of what specific pressure points to focus on, in order to bring your fascia back to its natural elastic form.
Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy treatment in the form of massage that helps alleviate pain by relieving tension within the affected muscles.
If you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above, or another condition that you think could benefit from myofascial release, contact our Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapy office today.
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Stiff, tight, constricted muscles shouldn’t limit your life. You deserve to feel good and live an active lifestyle.
At Step Ahead Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to providing the best quality treatment for your individual needs. Request an appointment at our Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapy practice today for relief.