Fascial adhesions can restrict blood supply and damage nerves, leaving you with chronic pain and dysfunction. One of the most common conditions caused by fascial adhesions is carpal tunnel syndrome. Caused by repetitive strain, nerve pain develops in many people who spend long periods at the computer.
Adhesions restrict movement and cause damage to the surrounding area, triggering more inflammation. The increase in inflammation tells the body to send in more collagen links, resulting in even more adhesion development. Over time as the movement of the area becomes more restricted, the adhesions harden and solidify. This can be easily witnessed in conditions like a frozen shoulder where the shoulder is literally stuck in place due to scar tissue and adhesions restricting its mobility.
A lifestyle of limited physical activity (too little movement day after day)
Repetitive movement that overworks one part of the body
Trauma such as surgery or injury