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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-180

Finding the possible link between physical activities, dietary nutrients and health on myofascial pain syndrome

Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Dr. Andrew Lalchhuanawma
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_41_20

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a general term indicating a widespread muscular pain that arises from the musculoskeletal system and showing the characteristics of trigger points. MPS is the primary cause of disability, and a common complaint among the working-class and the middle-aged population. It has been estimated to affect 25 million persons in the US alone, and three-fourths of the general population at some point in their lifetime. The various causative factors associated with this chronic muscular pain disorder are yet indecisive and still ambiguous. Up till now, the primary notion for the development of MPS occurs through mechanical trauma; either indirectly through chronic repetitive stress disorder as a result of overloading of muscle, or directly as a result of external force such as muscle contusion. Among other probable causes, lack of physical activities and dietary nutrient-associated conditions on health may too, be responsible for the development of MPS. Although there is a dearth of evidence and information to suggest the integrated role of physical activities and dietary nutrients on MPS; this study suggests the possible link between sedentary lifestyle-physical inactivity and nutritional deficiencies, and MPS. Food and nutrition, coupled with physical activity richly serve as the foundation for optimizing the overall health status. Eating the right food and staying physically active helps maintain a healthy body, reduces the overall risks of developing MPS and other associated chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, stroke and diabetes.

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