May 6, 2022
Dr. David R. Sol, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Pacific College of Health and Science’s Chicago campus, was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report in an article on treating muscle knots. If you overwork a particular muscular area of the body, whether through exercise, stress, or injury, your body “protects itself by limiting movement in the affected area and lowering the chance that it will get further injured,” said Sol. In the process, it generates tight bands of muscles–muscle knots or “trigger points”.
Muscle knots can un-knot on their own, but they can also persist and require treatment. Acupuncture and massage therapy are both popular approaches to treating muscle knots. Even better–you can avoid getting muscle knots entirely!
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