Myofascial release (MFR) therapy is a physical therapy commonly used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. This therapy focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness in the trigger points responsible for pain.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old healthy man. I recently got mild tennis elbow because of playing badminton heavily every day. Can you please suggest some precautions and exercises, which help in quick healing? I wish to get it corrected without surgery. I do not want to stop playing for a long time. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tennis elbow can be treated by the following:Precautions. Manual therapy. Ice application. Transverse friction massage. Myofascial release. Extensor stretches. Tennis elbow strap. Steroid injection. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection. Open and arthroscopic release. For ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother, aged 47 years, has pain in the back of her head for more than a week. We did not give her Panadol because it does not suit her intestine. She also takes medications like Anafranil, Zestoretic, and Inderal for anxiety and blood pressure. She also gets panic attacks sometimes, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems she has cervical myogenic pain syndrome. Therefore, I recommend that she take Eperisone 50 mg thrice daily for five days, Celecoxib 200 mg twice a day for three days, and apply Indomethacin gel on the affected area as needed for pain. In addition, since she... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old healthy woman with no prior serious health conditions or taking any medications. I occasionally experience bouts of asthma and have recently started to experience some minor arthritis in my right wrist due to playing professional squash in my younger years. I work at m... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having cervical spondylosis with neck strain from an abnormal position. The knot you feel is the myofascial knot or trigger spots. This will need to be released with deep massage. Take anti-inflammatory tablets and apply ice and perhaps some pain gels. Gi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I met with a car accident three weeks ago. I was injured and had trauma to the chest wall muscles. My chest muscles went into spasm periodically, but has subsided somewhat. My right side lower chest is the only area still hurting. After rest for a long period or sleep, when I activate th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, chiropractic service will be helpful. Please make sure that there is no fracture in the spine. I assume that it is negative on the CT of the spine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Muscle spasm that you are complaining of is protective, but at the ... Read Full »