Muscular pain is often felt some way away from it’s origin. This is known as referred pain, and is usually occurring in predictable patterns in everyone. It often occurs in or near a joint, where the pain sensibly causes a person to modify the activity which has caused it in the first place.
Referred pain is often felt as a deep ache, although movement can sharpen the pain. It originates from any number of “trigger points” within a muscle. Common referred pain examples are tension headaches, migraine, sinus pain, pain that does not allow you to turn your head, also a running “stitch”, jaw pain, earache. Backache is one of the most common of referred pains.
All this referred pain can be easily addressed by deep tissue massage techniques which can treat the trigger points within the muscles causing the referred pain you feel.