Myofascial pain syndrome

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Myofascial pain syndrome or MPS is a chronic pain disorder in which pressure on certain muscle trigger points (MTrPs) causes pain in the muscle plus pain elsewhere in the body.[1][2][3] MPS pain is felt as muscle pain and soft tissue pain.[1]

MPS condition that can be comorbid with ME/CFS,[4] and may be confused with fibromyalgia.[citation needed]

Signs and symptoms[edit | edit source]

Possible signs and symptoms of MPS include:

  • Deep, aching pain in a muscle
  • Pain that persists or worsens
  • A tender knot in a muscle
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Myofascial Pain: Causes & Treatment". American Society of Anesthesia. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  2. Stanos, Steven; Mogilevsky, Mila; Rader, Lynn; McLean, James; Baum, Allison (January 1, 2009). "Chapter 73 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PAIN MANAGEMENT". In Smith, Howard S. (ed.). Current Therapy in Pain. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. pp. 527–540. ISBN 978-1-4160-4836-7.
  3. Tantanatip, Anuphan; Chang, Ke-Vin (2021). Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. PMID 29763057.
  4. Carruthers, BM; van de Sande, MI; De Meirleir, KL; Klimas, NG; Broderick, G; Mitchell, T; Staines, D; Powles, ACP; Speight, N; Vallings, R; Bateman, L; Bell, DS; Carlo-Stella, N; Chia, J; Darragh, A; Gerken, A; Jo, D; Lewis, DP; Light, AR; Light, KC; Marshall-Gradisnik, S; McLaren-Howard, J; Mena, I; Miwa, K; Murovska, M; Stevens, SR (2012), Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Adult & Paediatric: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (PDF), ISBN 978-0-9739335-3-6