MUSCLE PAIN/
MYOFASCIAL PAIN

Clifton
(862) 249-1330
A: Clifton Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
1373 Broad Street Suite 202, Clifton, NJ 07013
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Maywood
(201) 880-7787
A: Maywood Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
119 E. Passaic St Maywood, NJ 07607
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Emerson
(201) 523-9778
A: Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
45 Emerson Plaza East #102, Emerson, NJ 07630
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Bergenfield
(201) 338-4053
A: Bergenfield Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
253 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Specialist for Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Clifton, New Jersey

Myofascial pain therapy relieves soft tissue restriction that causes our body pain and discomfort. When triggered by nociceptors, muscle fibers can cause a localized tightness or knot in muscles resulting in myofascial trigger points- an area of the muscle fiber contracted to form what is called sarcomeres - which when stimulated leads to inflammation (or perceived as painful) often causing itchy skin sensations. Myofascia has hypertonic contractions with fasciitis restrictions leading not only mild local irritation but also more generalized effects such as increased sensitivity- especially for those who experience certain types of arthritis like osteoarthritis where they have chronic joint stiffness including restricted mobility, reduced movement range and changes from normal wear on cart.

Pain doesn't have to be a part of your life. It can go away and you can get back on the path to living an active, pain-free lifestyle!

At Physical Therapy Clifton we offer non-surgical options for effectively managing myofascial pain syndrome treatment. We'll show you how to become free from chronic joint or muscle aches by fixing their underlying cause so that those ugly symptoms will no longer bother you at all.

SYMPTONS/CAUSES

Muscle pain is something all of us will experience at one time or another. But, individuals who don’t exercise and those that sit for prolonged periods are more prone to muscle trigger points than others; they typically feel aching in their muscles which can often lead to stiffness and tenderness as well. Usually patients with this condition report feeling:

  • Tightness of the tissues
  • Dull and/or achy
  • Sharp pain
  • Restricted motion
  • A feeling of non-alignment in joints
  • Excessive pressure on muscles or joints

CAUSES

Many different reasons can lead to myofascial pain. It could stem from a functional or structural disorder such as muscle spasms, vertebral misalignment, weakness in the muscles and joints throughout your body, being physically inactive for long periods of time that will cause your core (abdominal region) stability to become unstable over time because it is not used often enough. CliftonPT&Rehab doctors are happy to discuss these causes with you at your initial examination appointment where they'll test all regions of painful areas on any part of the muscular system including but limited too:

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Internal disease
  • Nutritional deficit
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Psychological and psychiatric disorders
  • Poor motor control in the spine
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar pelvic/hip dysfunction
  • Lack of deep system breathing activation or function
  • Not deep breathing system activation or function
  • Stress
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture

Fascia Restrictions- it is very important to release fascia, a lot of treatment does not address this vital measure. But, at MPT&Rehab we will do fascial realease followed with deep tissue work to help alleviate your myofascial pain syndrome physical therapy.

  • Superficial fascia which lies directly below the skin which allows muscle to move the skin.
  • Deep fascia, which surrounds and infuses with muscle, bone, nerves, and blood vessels
  • Deepest fascia, which sits within the dura

DIAGNOSIS

At Physical Therapy Near Clifton our doctors start by examining any injuries that may have occurred from recent events- like repetitive motions due to work duties or sports activities; inflammation problems such as arthritis if it's an older injury where there has been long term wear and tear on joints over years; nerve damage which could be caused by anything.

Comprehensive Myofascial Treatment in New Jersey

Physical therapy is the treatment of muscular pain. At Physical Therapy Near Clifton we have extensive experience treating neuromuscular dysfunction, with a focus on retraining muscles and ligaments to work correctly again after injury has disabled them or caused hypertonicity in certain areas. Our team will use their skills in manual medicine and rehabilitation exercises for you to get back into good health as quickly as possible!