Did you know that knots in muscles are not normal? So many people today believe that having pain is an ordinary thing, quite the contrary.
So called ‘knots’ in muscles are often trigger points, also called Myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a bundle of microscopic muscle cells that have contracted due to overuse, misuse, stress, etc. These trigger points cause the neighboring muscles to step in and ‘assist’ in do the job of the muscle that is overworked.
The problem with this is that the helper muscles do not know how, nor are they able, to do the job of the stressed muscle. Therefore, the helper itself becomes worn out and guess what. Yep, its neighbors attempt to help. Get the idea?
This is a very common phenomenon in people who perform repetitive movements such as typing, using a screw driver, or driving, as well as those involved in sports, gardeners, cooks, massage therapists, pretty much anyone who moves. However, don’t stop moving, just get massages on a regular basis to stave off the darn trigger points. Massage should be a preventative measure rather than after-the-fact, much like dentist appointments.