Are you wondering about the reason behind that annoying muscle ache? Muscle pain can occur due to various reasons like improper posture or overstretching of a muscle. It can range from a mild discomfort to severe pain. Sometimes, muscle knots can be a one of the reasons for your muscle pain. Being able to locate and apply pressure on the affected area might help you get rid of the problem. Physiotherapy can be helpful in treating muscle knots. Let’s discuss about muscle knots and how they can be treated in detail:
What are Muscle Knots?
Have you ever been caught-up in a situation where you are lying in bed, and suddenly you feel tremendous pain in your neck? Yes, that could be due to a muscle knot. Muscle knot is a condition where the muscle fibers stick and adhere to each other. Improper posture, sedentary lifestyle, and overworking of the muscle can all result in a muscle knot. Muscle knots (also known as myofascial trigger points) are hard and can lead to tremendous pain and restriction in movement in the affected area. Their favourite spot to appear is neck, shoulders, and back.
How can Muscle Knots be Treated?
Give your Body Some Rest
If your body aches, then it’s a sign that your body needs a break. Maybe your body wants you to hold your horses for a while. If you have been constantly indulging in strenuous physical activities that is causing you pain and may even have resulted in muscle knots, then you should avoid such activities for a while and let your body rest. Take breaks. It could be going for a massage or sleeping in a comfortable position. This way you’ll avoid further damage and also ease the tension in the muscles.
Go for a Massage Therapy
Since the knot makes the muscle hard, it’s not easy to break-up the knot and revive the tissues. If resting your body does not help you get rid of the pain, then you may require professional help. You can avail massage therapy services to loosen-up your muscle knots. The gentle strokes and pressure on trigger points can be break the knots, improve blood circulation in the area, and reduce pain.
Or Maybe Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is all about stretching and applying pressure techniques on your muscles to release the tension and improve flexibility. A physiotherapist is trained in exercises that reduces pain and improves or restores the mobility of your muscles. After looking at your condition, the physiotherapist designs the treatment plan. This may include some exercises. These exercises taught to you can reduce pain and prevent muscle knots from recurring. Massage therapy may also be suggested.
If you think you have developed muscle knots, then you may consider going for physiotherapy or massage therapy to rid yourself of the pain. You may also contact us at InHome Physical Therapy and Massage, and we’ll help you heal in the comfort of your home.