A condition that causes damage to muscle producing local and referred pain. Symptoms are tenderness and referred pain. It can be acute or chronic, local or generalised. Associated with trauma, poor posture or excessive strain of muscles.
“The evidence suggesting that acupuncture has beneficial effects for patients with Myofascial pain is convincing.
Complementary Therapies for Pain Management. An Evidence-Based Approach. 2007. Editors: Edzard Ernst, Max Pittler and Barbara Wider.