Fascial Tissue and Pain Generators?

Newest scientific research surrounding pain:
Biomechanical Properties of Fascial Tissues and Their Role as Pain Generators“
Authors: Robert Schleip, Werner Klingler, Adjo Zorn
Date: May 20, 2015 (Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain)


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Objectives: While fasciae have virtually been treated as the “Cinderella tissue of orthopedic research” during recent decades, new methodological findings and hypotheses suggest that the body-wide fascial network may play a more important role in musculoskeletal medicine than assumed ordinarily. However, there is a great diversity in literature, as to which tissues are included under the term “fascia,” be it the superficial fascia, the endomysium, perineurium, visceral membranes, aponeuroses, retinaculae, or joint/organ capsules. Following the proposed comprehensive terminology of the 1st Fascia Research Congress, this brief review considers all collagenous connective tissues as “fascial tissues” whose morphology is dominantly shaped by tensional loading and can be seen to be a part of an interconnected tensional network throughout the whole body (1). While morphological differences between aponeuroses and lattice-like or irregular fasciae can still be properly described with this terminology, it allows one to see tissue specifications, such as septae, capsules, or ligaments, as local adaptations of this ubiquitous network based on specific loading histories. 

What are the biomechanical functions of this fascial network, and what role do they play in musculoskeletal dysfunctions? (…)