Myofascial pain relates to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues. This includes muscles, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, bone, joints and organs. Myofascial pain tends to be achy, vague, difficult to localise and may sometimes include feelings of pins and needles. For this reason it may often be confused with nerve pain.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a web of connective tissue that is continuous throughout the body and all structures within it. It surrounds and envelops every single organ, tissue and cell. You can imagine fascia as the pith of an orange. The pith is continuous throughout the orange separating each segment and becomes the juice cells of the orange- fascia envelops every structure and cell in the body in the same way.
Fascia has no one point, starting or end point, it attaches to any and all fibrous tissues including organ, bone, muscle, nerve, tendon etc. In this way all parts of the body are linked and integrated with each other through our fascia, no matter how remote.