Myofascial pain is a chronic condition that affects the connective tissue that covers the muscles. It can occur in one muscle at a time or in a muscle group.
This neuromuscular disorder causes trigger points to develop that are tender to the touch and can prevent the use of a muscle. The trigger points become painful when a muscle is strained, injured or fatigued.
Myofascial pain usually develops from a muscle injury, excessive strain to a particular muscle, repetitive motions from work or daily activities or lack of movement.
The symptoms for this disorder usually cause the patient to feel pain and discomfort. The symptoms are muscle weakness, tingling, stiffness, aching pain in certain muscles and difficulty sleeping because of the pain.