Muscles are tightly compacted fibers that when chronically contracted cause aching and stiffness. This affects performance of the whole muscle, spreading pain to adjacent areas and may even cause other trigger points or pain. Muscles can be put into 4 categories: 1) atrophy – muscle loss due to inactivity, 2) normal – moderate level of activity, 3) active – tense or tight muscles from over-activity, and 4) active plus – the muscle may be so tight from strain or hyper-extension it’s pulling off the skeletal system. Active and/or active plus muscles indicate there is some sort of dysfunction in the muscle. Dysfunction in the muscles make you more vulnerable for:
- Decreased strength and circulation
- Increased chance of injury
- Early arthritis
- Increased anxiety
How do you fix this?
It is important to receive pressure point release treatment from a trained professional. The physical therapists at Hohman Rehab are qualified to perform such skills with patients. We treat patients in the Clermont 34711 and Ocoee 34761 area for pressure point release!