Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is another way to describe muscle pain. It refers to inflammation and pain in the body’s soft tissues.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the fascia. It may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. There are cases where the area where a person experiences the pain may not be where the myofascial pain generator is located. Experts believe that it’s often found that the actual site of the injury or strain prompts the development of a trigger point that can cause pain in other areas. This situation is known as referred pain.