Muscle Myofascial Pain / Syndrome Pain

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain therapy relieves soft tissue restriction that causes our body pain and discomfort. Muscle pain is triggered by a mechanism that is stimulated by nociceptors located in muscle fibers resulting in pain. Myofascial pain is localized trigger point pain or a knot in the muscle. The trigger point is defined as a contracture in the muscle fiber which is called the sarcomere. Furthermore, when pain is caused by myofascial tightness this usually will be not only cause muscle tightness and trigger points but also fascial hypertonicity and restrictions.
We provide non-surgical alternatives designed to effectively and safely manage myofascial pain syndrome treatment. Our approach focuses on personalized treatment strategies to address your discomfort and enhance your overall well-being. Physical Therapy together provide a very specific, individualized and comprehensive approach which will determine the exact cause of the pain and treat it as such.

Symptoms / Causes

Muscle pain and trigger points affect all of us at one time or another. But individuals who don’t exercise, who sit for prolonged periods at work or don’t engage in physical activity feel more effects of muscle trigger points. Usually patients will feel:

  • Tightness of the tissues
  • Dull and / or achy
  • Sharp pain
  • Restricted motion
  • A feeling of non-alignment in joints
  • Excessive pressure on muscles or joints


There are many different causes of myofascial muscle pain trigger points. It can be due to a functional or structural disorder for example muscle spasms, vertebral misalignment, muscle weakness, core instability, arthritis and many more other issues that the doctors at Town PT will prove to you during the initial examination. Other causes include but are not limited to:

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Internal disease
  • Nutritional deficit
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Psychological and psychiatric disorders
  • Poor motor control in the spine
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar pelvic / hip dysfunction
  • Lack of deep system breathing activation or function
  • Not deep breathing system activation or function
  • Stress
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture

Fascia restrictions are often overlooked in many treatments, but at PT, we prioritize fascial release, followed by deep tissue work, to effectively alleviate your myofascial pain syndrome during physical therapy.

  • Superficial fascia which lies directly below the skin which allows muscle to move the skin.
  • Deep fascia, which surrounds and infuses with muscle, bone, nerves and blood vessels
  • Deepest fascia, which sits within the dura


At Town Physical Therapy the doctor will begin with a comprehensive examination which will address the onset, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish the meaningful task and functional tasks that cause the muscle pain

Comprehensive “Myofascial Pain Syndrome” treatment

At Physical Therapy we have extensive experience treating muscular pain. Based on a functional evaluation we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment will be a combination of manual therapy and physical therapy exercises. We use our expertise in manual medicine and rehabilitation to retrain muscles and joints to functionally work correctly to disable all hypertonicity in the muscle specialist and ligaments.

For appointments and more information, visit

Town Physical Therapy Locations:

Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ


We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

  • (201) 880-7787


  • (201) 880-7787