Assessment of Myofascial Trigger Points Using Ultrasound

  title={Assessment of Myofascial Trigger Points Using Ultrasound},
  author={Dinesh A. Kumbhare and Alyaa H. Elzibak and Michael D. Noseworthy},
  journal={American Journal of Physical Medicine \& Rehabilitation},
ABSTRACTMyofascial pain syndrome is a common musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by the presence of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). The diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome is currently made on clinical grounds. Numerous diagnostic criteria are used to identify myofascial pain syndrome, including the localization of MTrPs. Identifying the presence of MTrPs currently requires the physician to palpate the symptomatic region. Because the interrater reliability of the palpation… 
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