myofascial trigger point


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myofascial trigger point

Internal medicine A self-sustaining hyperirritative focus that may occur in any skeletal muscle after strain produced by acute or chronic overload; MTPs produce a referred pain pattern characteristic for that individual muscle; each pattern becomes part of a single myofascial pain syndrome. See Myofascial pain syndrome.
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Detecting local twitch responses of myofascial trigger points in the lower-back muscles using ultrasonography.
A myofascial "Trigger Point" (TP) is a hyperirritable point in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule or "knot." Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is caused by myofascial Trigger Points (TPs) located within taut bands of skeletal muscle fibres.
The diagnostic features for myofascial trigger points include the following:
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common clinical disease defined as a regional pain syndrome with characteristics of muscle pain caused by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) [1].
Central modulation of pain evoked from myofascial trigger point. Clin J Pain.
Manual treatment of TMD has been shown to be clinically effective (10,11) and includes soft tissue therapy (myofascial release techniques, myofascial trigger point pressure release), mobilization techniques, manipulation and therapeutic exercises that focus on the soft tissues in the masticatory region (10,11).
(21) This also helps to differentiate between a true case of thoracic outlet syndrome and a myofascial trigger point referral pattern stemming from the pectoralis minor muscle, as you would not expect to see the reproduction of the patient's paraesthesia while performing Wright's test in a case that solely involved a myofascial trigger point in the pectoralis minor muscle.
Needle stimulation of a myofascial trigger point causes segmental antinociceptive effects.
Efficacy of ischaemic compression technique in combination with strain counterstrain technique in managing upper trapezius myofascial trigger point pain.
Lidocaine injection versus dry needling to myofascial trigger point. The importance of the local twitch response." Am J Phys Med Rehabil.
Usefulness of a myofascial trigger point injection for groin pain in patients with clironic prostatitis/clironic pelvic pain syndrome: a pilot study.