This article, released in August of 2018 gives a description of the fascial system from histology to therapy. One of the more interesting aspects of this article is the description given of the injury to the fascial tissues due to prolonged loading or trauma to the tissues. Figure 3 shows several factors related to the stiffness of fascial tissues.
They go on to state that increase in collagen deposition around the tissues negatively impacts the biomechanics of those structures leading to tethering and chronic compression. This has a tendency to lead to increased pain and widespread inflammatory response.