The Effects of Myofascial Trigger Point Injections on Nocturnal Calf Cramps

  title={The Effects of Myofascial Trigger Point Injections on Nocturnal Calf Cramps},
  author={Do-Hyeong Kim and Duck Mi Yoon and Kyung Bong Yoon},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine},
  pages={21 - 27}
Background: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of injection at trigger points on pain and sleep disturbance in patients with nocturnal calf cramps (NCCs). Methods: Patients with NCCs that occurred at least once per week and who had myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) on the gastrocnemius muscles were enrolled in the study for 9 months. At the first visit (T0), we measured the intensity of NCC pain on an 11-point numeric rating scale, recorded the frequency of NCCs, and… 

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