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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2019, 7(1), 20-22
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-7-1-4
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Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Andrew Lalchhuanawma1,

1Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Applied Science, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, India

Pub. Date: February 22, 2019

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Andrew Lalchhuanawma. Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2019; 7(1):20-22. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-7-1-4


Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a term used generally as a whole that denotes pain arising from the musculoskeletal system. An estimated 23 million or 10% of the general American population have this type of chronic disorder of musculoskeletal origin. MPS is the leading cause of disability among the working population as it is an overuse or repetitive stress syndrome. MPS is a common debilitating condition which is characterized by the presence of myofascial trigger points, defined as palpable and hyperirritable nodule located in the vicinity of taut bands of muscle fibers. Studies have found an association between sedentary lifestyle (physical inactivity and obesity) and nutritional deficiencies (water soluble vitamins and minerals) with chronic myofascial pain syndrome. Correcting the perpetuating factors is the key to maintaining optimal health and wellness.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome physical activity nutrition health

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