Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s fascia, which is connective tissue that covers the muscles. Myofascial pain symptoms involve muscle pain with specific trigger or tender points that worsen with activity or stress. Causative factors responsible for MPS include injury or excessive muscle strain, inactivity, obesity, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, and tobacco use. People with MPS sometimes suffer with depression, fatigue, sleep disorders, headaches, and behavioral disturbances.