Muscle tension is a common symptom of a broad range of injuries and conditions. Tension is a natural response to stress, whether it is caused by overuse of a muscle or tendon, neuropathic pain, or other factors. In cases of chronic pain or repeated overuse, muscles can become unable to relax, resulting in tension that increases pain and impairs mobility. Muscle tension can also develop during the recovery period after a surgical procedure, which can make resuming normal activities more difficult.
If you’re living with pain or an injury that affects your daily life, your doctor may recommend edge structural bodywork and/or medical massage therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment program.