Conditions that Benefit from Myofascial Release

Tension anywhere in your body can cause discomfort, but when the tightness occurs in your myofascial tissue, it drags your muscles, as well as surrounding hard and soft tissues into the equation, causing widespread pain and sensitivity. To release the tension, we use a technique called myofascial release, which can help you move freely again.

At Valiant Life Medical, our team takes an integrative approach to medical care, and we offer a wide range of services — from chiropractic care to regenerative medicine — that work with your body to help it achieve optimal function. 

One technique that we turn to quite often is myofascial release, which is an incredibly effective solution that relieves your discomfort without resorting to invasive methods or medications.

To give you an idea of the wide range of problems that myofascial release can address, here are some of the more common conditions we’ve been able to improve through this innovative technique.

Understanding myofascial tissues

The muscles and bones in your body are surrounded by thin, yet surprisingly strong, tissue that protects and supports them — your fascia. When there’s an issue in this connective tissue, such as tension or inflammation, it can lead to the development of trigger points (muscle knots). 

These areas of high tension can not only be highly sensitive themselves, but they can also lead to referred pain, which means your pain may feel far more widespread than the actual problem.

Conditions that lead to myofascial pain 

Myofascial pain can develop in any part of your body and for many reasons, including:

Outside of these acute or localized problems, some people suffer from chronic issues in their connective tissues, including:

Whether your myofascial issues are acute or chronic, myofascial release can go a long way toward bringing you much-needed relief.

How myofascial release works

Before your myofascial release treatment, we spend a considerable amount of time assessing your symptoms and your medical history so that we have a better idea about how to approach the release.

While this information is important, the real evaluation takes place during your treatment, as we feel the tension directly. Applying pressure and using stretching techniques, we work the area until we feel the tension release.

Depending upon the extent of your problem, we typically recommend a series of treatments over the course of a few weeks to a few months. Once we’ve gained the upper hand on the tension in your fascia, you should maintain this newfound freedom with maintenance treatments to ensure that your myofascial tissues remain supple.

If you’d like to explore how myofascial release can help with your pain, please contact our office in Fort Worth, Texas, to set up an appointment.

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