Trigger point

Known as: points triggering, Trigger Points, Point, Trigger 
Discrete spots in taut bands of muscle that produce local and referred pain when muscle bands are compressed.
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
OBJECTIVES To investigate the biochemical milieu of the upper trapezius muscle in subjects with active, latent, or absent… (More)
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2007
Review
2007
Painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including myofascial pain syndrome, constitute some of the most important… (More)
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2004
Review
2004
Simons' integrated hypothesis proposed a model of trigger point (TrP) activation to explain known TrP phenomena, particularly… (More)
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2002
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2002
Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
OBJECTIVE To investigate the immediate effect of physical therapeutic modalities on myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of motor endplate potentials (noise and spikes) in active central myofascial trigger points… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Myofascial trigger points (TrPs) have been clinically described as discrete areas of muscle tenderness presenting in taut bands… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The myofascial trigger point (MTrP) is the hallmark physical finding of the myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). The MTrP itself is… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
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  • 1994
This study was designed to investigate the effects of injection with a local anesthetic agent or dry needling into a myofascial… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Monopolar needle electromyogram (EMG) was recorded simultaneously from trapezius myofascial trigger points (TrPs) and adjacent… (More)
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