Part three in the chronic pain and massage mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT.
Muscle tension from stress, repetitive activity or overuse can be painful.
Tense muscles are prone to injury. Muscles automatically contract around any painful sight to support and protect the area. Our amazing bodies compensate for whatever else is going on.
If your original pain is not resolved, muscles may become habitually contracted. And this way, painful muscle tension can spread, even pressing on nerves to cause tingling, numbness and more pain in new areas.