The condition is characterised by the presence of trigger points which can be likened to knots that can often be felt or even seen beneath the skin. These trigger points develop where the muscle tissue and fascia come into contact with each other. They are tender to touch and cause pain. Pain can often be felt in other parts of the body, which is called ‘referred pain’. The level of pain can vary considerably from modest discomfort to totally unbearable.
However, in addition to pain, sufferers often suffer a host of other symptoms. Our clients have reported memory problems, headaches and even visual problems.