Muscle Pain Conditions
Since muscle makes up approximately 40% of the body, it’s no wonder muscle pain is so common. Muscle pain or soreness is primarily caused by tension, stress, overuse and injury, and can range in severity and length.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome, or muscle pain, is the term used to describe the pain and inflammation in the soft tissues of the body. This condition results from strain or injury to a muscle group and can cause referred pain to other areas of the body. Trigger points or “tender” spots are the root of muscle pain. These areas can be identified as active tender areas, causing local or regional pain, or latent potential areas of weakness.
Systemic Muscle Pain occurs throughout the entire body as a result of a viral infection, reaction to medication, or other illness and may cause fatigue.
Joint Pain Conditions
Pain occurs most commonly in the larger weight bearing joints like knees and hips, but can also arise in the smaller joints of fingers and toes. Joint pain is often associated with wear and tear, injury, and conditions like Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory diseases, and Fibromyalgia.
Muscle and Joint Pain Treatment Options
Pain Stop Clinic – North Phoenix offers various non-surgical and therapeutic options for muscle and joint pain relief including: