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Myofascial release therapy is a specialised technique used by trained physiotherapist, focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.

Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip or any pain involving soft tissues.

Other conditions which are effectively managed by myofascial therapy include temporomandibular joint disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome in wrist joint, fibromyalgia and migraine headaches.

patient symptoms of myofascial pain include-

  • tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment.
  • A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain.
  • Pain in any parts of the body, including headache or back and neck pain.

The therapy generally includes gentle application of pressure or sustained low load stretch to the affected area. Progress is measured by the level of increased motion or function experienced, and decrease in pain felt by the patient. Specific releases to different parts of the body vary.

Sometimes, myofascial release therapy is used with some additional therapeutic procedures to get better and faster result such as –

  • Electrical modalities.
  • Applying hot compression to soothe constricted muscles or using ice to calm swollen areas.
  • Performing self stretching exercises to maintain flexibility and increase range of motion or aerobic exercises to increase blood flow to the affected areas.