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Why do tight muscles cause pain after an injury?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
Excessive muscle tightness during the repair period -- or in cases of chronic muscle pain -- produces a pattern of disoriented fibers that reduce blood flow in the affected tissues and cause a buildup of waste products. This combination increases the likelihood that muscles will "knot up" and form areas of bound-together fibers called adhesions, which eventually result in painful and unrelenting spasm.
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