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What causes myofascial pain syndrome?

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Myofascial pain may come from a muscle injury or excessive strain on a particular muscle or muscle group, ligament, or tendon such as:

  • Injury to muscle fibers
  • Repetitive motions
  • Lack of activity (for example, having a broken arm in a sling)

SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 30, 2017

SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 30, 2017

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