Myofascial release is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. As adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered, and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain, and poor mobility.
During the myofascial release treatment, the chiropractor uses hand pressure to remove or break up fibrous adhesions and tension in muscles and ligaments, with stretching motions in the direction of venous and lymphatic flow to release the painful compression of nerve tissue that can be the source of burning, numbness, tingling, or loss of strength.
This therapy is extremely effective in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:
- Whiplash accident recovery
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Neck pain and headache
- Early stage and low-grade tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff strain
- Posture related shoulder, neck and upper back strains