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Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction : The Trigger Point Manual
Lower torso pain and muscle guide hip, thigh and knee pain and muscle leg, ankle and foot pain and muscle guide.
Review of enigmatic MTrPs as a common cause of enigmatic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
- D. Simons
- Journal of electromyography and kinesiology…
- 1 February 2004
This article explores how myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) may relate to musculoskeletal dysfunction (MSD) in the workplace and what might be done about it. The cause of much MSD and pain is often… Expand
Pathophysiologic and electrophysiologic mechanisms of myofascial trigger points.
OBJECTIVE To review recent clinical and basic science studies on myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) to facilitate a better understanding of the mechanism of an MTrP. DATA SOURCES English literature… Expand
Clinical and Etiological Update of Myofascial Pain from Trigger Points
- D. Simons
Objectives: To review clinical literature concerning the prevalence, diagnostic criteria, and treatment of myofascial trigger points [TrPs] and to summarize a new understanding of their etiology.… Expand
Muscle Pain: Understanding Its Nature, Diagnosis and Treatment
For the first time a book that addresses all aspects of muscle pain from basic science to clinical treatment. This book answers all possible questions regarding muscle pain--from local muscle… Expand
Understanding effective treatments of myofascial trigger points
- D. Simons
- 1 April 2002
Abstract This article considers specific treatment approaches and the role of etiological mechanisms in terms of clinical feature characteristics of MTrPs: increased muscle tension, pain and… Expand
Understanding and measurement of muscle tone as related to clinical muscle pain
&NA; Measurable sources of muscle tension include viscoelastic tone, physiological contracture (neither of which involve motor unit action potentials), voluntary contraction, and muscle spasm (which… Expand
Myofascial Trigger Points and Sensitization: An Updated Pain Model for Tension-Type Headache
- C. Fernández-de-las-Peñas, M. Cuadrado, L. Arendt-Nielsen, D. Simons, J. Pareja
- Cephalalgia : an international journal of…
- 1 May 2007
Present pain models for tension-type headache suggest that nociceptive inputs from peripheral tender muscles can lead to central sensitization and chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) conditions.… Expand
Myofascial trigger points, a possible explanation.
Appearance of new receptive fields in rat dorsal horn neurons following noxious stimulation of skeletal muscle: a model for referral of muscle pain?
To test the hypothesis that painful stimuli to skeletal muscle lead to a widespread unmasking of synaptic connections in dorsal horn neurons, intramuscular injections of bradykinin (BKN) were made… Expand