Myofascial Pain Syndrome Support Group

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (or MPS) is a term used to describe one of the conditions characterized by chronic pain. It is associated with and caused by "trigger points" (TrPs), sensitive and painful areas between the muscle and fascia. The symptoms can range from referred pain through myofascial trigger points to specific pains in other areas of the body. It may be related to a complex condition known as fibromyalgia.

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  • MyofascialPain

    100% better - My cure from MPS

    Hi everyone, It has been awhile since I posted anything. I hope everyone is having a nice summer so far. This is going to be long but PLEASE KEEP READING. I will start with the good news. I am pretty much 100% better. I haven't felt this good in over 3.5 years. It has been an extremely long and painful journey but now I can honestly say that I am doing great. Before I explain what finally...
  • Kare

    New member

    I am new to site, l guess looking to vent a little and find someone dealing with similar isssues.  I feel it will be beneficial to talk/exchange ideas with someone other than my family who I know don't really understand my daily struggles.  My journey started 2 years ago with a pinched nerve in my very low forward 2 years and I have been daily pain since.  Yes, as all the other...
  • Pumpkin31

    My own little world...

    I strongly dislike the new format for this site. I can't overstate that, but my need to verbally splurge has overtaken me so I thought I'd give it a go, general post-wise. Still can't do regular small's been weeks since mine was relevant but I can't find a way to change it. HeySo.......and 5 mins typing in and poof all my words vanished. Thought this was supposed to fix that??? Still...
  • I decided to post my story with the hope even one person can be helped - that would make it worth it.  In 1991, without any warning, I was sitting in a chair typing and couldn’t get up.  I literally couldn’t walk from the pain and had to crawl down the hallway.  Over a few days, I was able to stand up and walk and obtained a PT order from my family doctor.  The doctor didn’t really know...
  • HaveFaith123

    New to here & new to this pain!

    Hi all! So my first episode of this ungodly pain was feb 2016. I suffer in my left trap peck and scapula. bad days... (which is often and currently while I'm typing) - I just want to curl up and cry. (And sometimes I do) i went to a ortho and some PT appointments and they did nothing for me. I paid out of pocket for personal massage therapy and that seems to be the only thing that really makes me...
  • tiredgurl

    Jessie's threads for new ppl

    I went back and found some of the threads jessie was kind enough to post for new ppl, so that it will all be in one place. We seem to have quite a feww newbies:In my other thread, I listed vitamins and minerals that can be essential to people with MPS. Here are just some ways that people releive the muscle pain and stiffness without drugs but that can help you cope or feel better. . A hot Bath:...
  • deleted_user

    Overall best book to buy ?

    I am always researching new ways to help alleviate my pain, I have considered purchasing a nook book specific to myofascial pain, some are inexpensive, some are quite expensive.Anyone have opinion as to the best book to buy ? Almost all my pain is left Pec, and left sided Trap.Ty !
  • mohwerr

    I think what i have is called MYOFACIAL PAIN SYNDR

    Hi every one ,first of all i'm diagnosed as Irritable bowel syndrome 10 years ago , 1 year ago my symptoms exagerated with persistant lower abdominal pain on the left side with diarrhea ON/OFF , plus low back pain for the first time , all invistigation was done with negative results including colonoscopy ,exept for the MRI of my spine there was small bulge between the vertebra L5-S1 and my doctor...
  • bisja

    medical marijuana

    Hi all its been awhile since I posted. I am wondering if anyone here has tried medical marijuana? Minnesota will be allowing it for pain use this year I think in the Fall just wondering if anyone has tried this and if it has helped?
  • ralphy1

    Physical Therapy Pain

    Has anyone used physical therapy and after walked out feeling worse? I did therapy for several months and I was getting some progress. However the therapist noticing knots she couldn't remove and suggesting dry needling. Funds stopped me from going.
  • Auntkat


    So today was a good day better than I have felt in a while. Why is it that when I start to feel better something sucks it away!Im looking at my OWCP claim and noticed that they added 2 new diagnoses.ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS OF SHOULDER - I get this one, makes sense. OTHER PSYCHOGENIC PAIN- What the TRUCK is this?Well curious me looked it up and have been in tears, I'm crushed. It is NOT all in my...
  • Pumpkin31

    Living Fascia snippet on youtube

    I really hope this is actual footage because it's fascinating but have to accept a small chance this may not be what it claims to be simply because it's been posted on youtube and the source dvd is out of print. With that caveat in place, check this out: appears to be actual living fascia, and it's fascinating...
  • spencerss

    do I have MPS?

    I feel like I've had a bit of a breakthrough because, after over 2 years of pain and discomfort, I've finally found something that matches up with my symptoms. I'm 20 and have been to 3 different GP's, 2 physiotherapists and a neurologists and no one could really understand what was wrong with me or give me a diagnosis. It started with a small patch of my scalp being 'numb', (not fully but...
  • Nina1959

    Is your 2nd toe longer than your 1st? Morton's toe

    I've been getting calluses on my 2nd toes because they stick out farther than my big toes and these days I'm in slippers more than shoes, guess they rub more..anyway, being curious I went to look up longer 2nd toe and it turns out that if you have a longer second toe there's a pretty good change you have something called "Morton's toe".There appears to be differing ways to determine it.One page...
  • chimerical

    Magnesium causes my bad dreams

    I finally figured it out! On and off for the last several years I have had the weirdest dreams. They are not really nightmares, but just extremely vivid and nonsensical, even for dreams. I hate them. I look to my dreams for inspiration and self-understanding, and these dreams are all screwed up.I haven't had any for awhile. Then at the health store I saw that they had Magnesium Malate back in...