Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a condition where people experience chronic pain due to sensitive spots in their muscles called trigger points. Knowing the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and ways to treat it is helpful.


People with MPS often feel a constant dull ache that can be mild to severe. They may also have stiff muscles, limited movement, and general discomfort that can worsen with stress. When touched, the pain can spread from the sensitive trigger points to other areas.


Doctors typically diagnose MPS by looking for these trigger points during an examination. These specific spots in the muscles are very sensitive and can cause pain in other parts when pressed. Sometimes, doctors might use imaging or lab tests to ensure other conditions aren’t causing the symptoms.

Treatment and Management:

Treating MPS usually involves many methods to ease the pain and help muscles function better. These might include physical therapy, stretching and exercises, treatments directly targeting the muscles, dry needling, like massage or pressure, and medications to reduce pain and inflammation. Techniques like heat therapy, ultrasound, or laser treatment can also help reduce pain and inflammation.


Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a common but complex pain disorder that can affect someone’s daily life. Getting diagnosed early and using a variety of treatments is key to managing the pain and improving overall well-being.