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In myofascial pain syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles causes pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. Myofascial pain syndrome typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions used in jobs or hobbies or by stress-related muscle tension. While nearly everyone has experienced muscle tension pain, the discomfort associated with myofascial pain syndrome persists or worsens.

Common symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome include, deep, aching pain in the muscle, pain that persists or worsens, a tender knot in the muscle and difficulty sleeping due to pain.

Common treatment options for myofascial pain syndrome include, pain relievers, antidepressants, physical therapy, applying heat, massage or ultrasound.