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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myofascial_trigger_point

Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. .... They form as a local contraction in a small number of muscle fibers in a larger muscle or muscle bundle. These in ...

www.athletico.com/2014/05/01/what-is-a-muscle-knot

May 1, 2014 ... People are constantly saying things like, “I have a huge knot in my back” or “I'm all knotted up!” What does this actually mean? Can a muscle ...

www.piedmont.org/living-better/what-causes-muscle-knots

Where do muscle knots develop? Myofascial trigger points can develop anywhere in the body where there is muscle or fascia. Some common areas include:.

www.painscience.com/articles/self-massage.php

Aug 17, 2016 ... ... ain't cheap. Maybe you can do some of the work yourself. ... Learn how to massage your own trigger points (muscle knots). updated Aug 17 ...

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/experts-divided-on-makeup-and-treatment-of-muscle-knots

Jul 13, 2015 ... What are muscle "knots" (often in the back or neck) actually made of? How do they happen and how can they be prevented? Are they harmful ...

www.painscience.com/articles/toxic-trigger-points.php

Sep 6, 2016 ... Does your body feel like a toxic waste dump? It may be more literally true than you realized. What is the chemistry of a muscle knot? Specifically ...

www.builtlean.com/2012/06/07/muscle-knots

Jun 7, 2012 ... Muscle knots commonly cause pain in your neck, back, and shoulders. Here's how ... your muscles causing those nasty muscle knots to form. ... If you do have a painful knot, you'll be glad to know that you can treat it yourself.

www.ask.com/youtube?q=How+Do+Knots+Form+in+Muscles&v=Sorp0TUChIY
Feb 2, 2016 ... Muscle knots: more mysterious than you think! ... How do you administer a placebo in a situation where the alternative ... if there is damage to the joint "knots " form as a protective mechanism in order to stop further dysfunction.

blog.legitmassage.com/2012/02/27/what-is-a-knot-and-why-do-i-have-them

Feb 27, 2012 ... It is when they continue to fire or contract without releasing that a spasm or muscle knot forms. So how does this occur? A fatigable muscle in ...