Une sélection d’articles au sujet des douleurs myofasciales, des points trigger & du Dry Needling

Choisit par Dr. César Fernandes de las Penas, PT PhD & Christian Gröbli, PT

Vous trouverez ici la littérature de l’examen.

Diagnostic

Dibai-Filho AV, Guirro EC, Ferreira VT, Brandino HE, Vaz MM, Guirro RR.
Reliability of different methodologies of infrared image analysis of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle. Braz J Phys Ther. 2015 Mar-Apr;19(2):122-8.
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Gerwin RD. Diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014; 25(2):341-55.
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Grieve R, Barnett S, Coghill N, Cramp F. The prevalence of latent myofascial trigger points and diagnostic criteria of the triceps surae and upper trapezius: a cross sectional study. Physiotherapy 2013; 99 (4): 278-84.
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Jaeger B. Myofascial trigger point pain. Alpha Omegan. 2013; 106(1-2): 14-22.
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Shankar H, Cummings C. Ultrasound imaging of embedded shrapnel facilitates diagnosis and management of myofascial pain syndrome. Pain Pract 2013; 13: 405-8
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Thomas K, Shankar H. Targeting myofascial taut bands by ultrasound. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2013; 17: 349
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Shankar H, Reddy S. Two- and three-dimensional ultrasound imaging to facilitate detection and targeting of taut bands in myofascial pain syndrome. Pain Med. 2012; 13(7):971-5
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Bron C, Dommerholt JD. Etiology of myofascial trigger points. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012; 16(5):439-44
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Haddad DS, Brioschi ML, Arita ES. Thermographic and clinical correlation of myofascial trigger points in the masticatory muscles. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2012; 41(8):621-9
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Ballyns JJ, Shah JP, Hammond J, Gebreab T, Gerber LH, Sikdar S. Objective sonographic measures for characterizing myofascial trigger points associated with cervical pain. J Ultrasound Med 2011; 30: 1331-40
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Rha DW, Shin JC, Kim YK et al. Detecting local twitch responses of myofascial trigger points in the lower-back muscles using ultrasonography. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 92: 1576-1580
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Sikdar S, Ortiz R, Gebreab T, Gerber LH, Shah JP. Understanding the vascular environment of myofascial trigger points using ultrasonic imaging and computational modeling. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010; 1:5302-5
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Sikdar S, Shah JP, Gilliams E et al. Novel applications of ultrasound technology to visualize and characterize myofascial trigger points and surrounding soft tissue. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009; 90 (11): 1829-1838
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Chen Q, Basford JR, An KN. Ability of magnetic resonance elastography to assess taut bands. Clinical Biomechanics 2008; 23 (5): 623-9
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Simons DG. New views of myofascial trigger points: etiology and diagnosis.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Jan;89(1):157-9
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Myburgh C, Larsen AH, Hartvigsen J. A systematic, critical review of manual palpation for identifying myofascial triggers points: evidence and clinical significance. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89 (6):1169-76
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Bron C, Franssen J, Wensing M, Oostendorp RA. Inter-rater reliability of palpation of myofascial trigger points in three shoulder muscles. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2007; 15 (4): 203-15
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Chen Q, Bensamoun S, Basford JR et al. Identification and quantification of myofascial taut bands with magnetic resonance elastography. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007; 88 (12): 1658-61
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Tough EA, Write AR, Richards SS, Campbell J. Variability of criteria used to diagnose myofascial trigger point pain syndrome: evidence from a review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain 2007; 23 (3): 278-86
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Hsieh CY, Hong CZ, Adams AH, Platt KJ, Danielson CD, Hoehler FK, Tobis JS. Interexaminer reliability of the palpation of trigger points in the trunk and lower limb muscles. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2000 Mar;81(3):258-64
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Gerwin RD, Shannon S, Hong CZ, Hubbard D, Gevirtz R. Interrater reliability in myofascial trigger point examination. Pain. 1997 Jan;69(1-2):65-73
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Recherche de base

Kumbhare DA, Elzibak AH, Noseworthy MD. Assessment of Myofascial Trigger Points Using Ultrasound. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jan;95(1):72-80.
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Meng F, Ge HY, Wang YH, Yue SW. Myelinated Afferents Are Involved in Pathology of the Spontaneous Electrical Activity and Mechanical Hyperalgesia of Myofascial Trigger Spots in Rats. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:404971
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Meng F, Ge HY, Wang YH, Yue SW. A afferent fibers are involved in the
pathology of central changes in the spinal dorsal horn associated with myofascial trigger spots in rats.
Exp Brain Res. 2015 Nov;233(11):3133-43
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Yu SH, Kim HJ. Electrophysiological characteristics according to activity
level of myofascial trigger points.
J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Sep;27(9):2841-3
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Ge HY, Monterde S, Graven-Nielsen T, Arendt-Nielsen L. Latent myofascial trigger points are associated with an increased intramuscular electromyographic activity during synergistic muscle activation. J Pain 2014; 15(2):181-7.
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Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Dommerholt J. Myofascial trigger points: peripheral or central phenomenon? Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2014; 16(1):395
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Wall R. Introduction to Myofascial Trigger Points in Dogs. Top Companion Anim Med. 2014; 29 (2):43-48
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Stecco A, Gesi M, Stecco C, Stern R. Fascial components of the myofascial pain syndrome. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2013; 17: 352
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Huang QM, Ye G, Zhao ZY, Lv JJ, Tang L. Myoelectrical activity and muscle morphology in a rat model of myofascial trigger points induced by blunt trauma to the vastus medialis. Acupunct Med 2013; 31: 65-73
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Hocking MJ. Exploring the central modulation hypothesis: do ancient memory mechanisms underlie the pathophysiology of trigger points? Curr Pain Headache Rep 2013; 17: 347
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Barbero M, Cescon C, Tettamanti A, Leggero V, Macmillan F, Coutts F, Gatti R. Myofascial trigger points and innervation zone locations in upper trapezius muscles. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013; 14: 179
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Celik D, Kaya Mutlu E. The relationship between latent trigger points and depression levels in healthy subjects. Clin Rheumatol. 2012;31(6):907-11.
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Wang C, Ge HY, Ibarra JM, Yue SW, Madeleine P, Arendt-Nielsen L. Spatial pain propagation over time following painful glutamate activation of latent myofascial trigger points in humans. J Pain. 2012; 13(6):537-45
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Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Madeleine P. Accelerated muscle fatigability of latent myofascial trigger points in humans. Pain Med. 2012; 13(7):957-64
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Myburgh C, Hartvigsen J, Aagaard P, Holsgaard-Larsen A. Skeletal muscle contractility, self-reported pain and tissue sensitivity in females with neck/shoulder pain and upper Trapezius myofascial trigger points - a randomized intervention study. Chiropr Man Therap. 2012; 20(1):36
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Hsieh YL, Chou LW, Joe YS, Hong CZ. Spinal cord mechanism involving the remote effects of dry needling on the irritability of myofascial trigger spots in rabbit skeletal muscle. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 92: 1098-105
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Hoyle JA, Marras WS, Sheedy JE, Hart DE. Effects of postural and visual stressors on myofascial trigger point development and motor unit rotation during computer work. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2011; 21: 41-8
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Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L. Latent myofascial trigger points. Curr Pain Head Reports 2011; 15: 386-392
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Ge HY, Fernández-de-las- Peñas C, Yue SW. Myofascial trigger points: spontaneous electrical activity and its consequences for pain induction and propagation. Chin Med 2011; 6: 13
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Xu YM, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L. Sustained nociceptive mechanical stimulation of latent myofascial trigger point induces central sensitization in healthy subjects. J Pain 2010; 11: 1348-55
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Wang YH, Ding X, Zhang Y et al. Ischemic compression block attenuates mechanical hyperalgesia evoked from latent myofascial trigger point. Exp Brain Res 2010; 202: 265-7
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Srbely JZ, Dickey JP, Bent LR, Lee D, Lowerison M. Capsaicin-induced central sensitization evokes segmental increases in trigger point sensitivity in humans. J Pain 2010; 11: 636-43
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Lucas KR, Rich PA, Polus BI. Muscle activation patterns in the scapular positioning muscles during loaded scapular plane elevation: the effects of latent myofascial trigger points. Clin Biomech 2010; 25: 765-770
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Fernandez-Carnero J, Ge HY, Kimura Y, Fernandez-de-Las-Penas C, Arendt- Nielsen L. Increased spontaneous electrical activity at a latent myofascial trigger point after nociceptive stimulation of another latent trigger point. Clin J Pain 2010; 26: 138-143.
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Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Del-Moral-Ávila R, Arendt-Nielsen L, Arroyo-Morales M. Myofascial trigger points in neck and shoulder muscles and widespread pressure pain hypersensitivtiy in patients with postmastectomy pain: evidence of peripheral and central sensitization. Clin J Pain. 2010 Nov-Dec; 26(9):798-806
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Partanen JV, Ojala TA, Arokoski JP. Myofascial syndrome and pain: A neurophysiological approach. Pathophysiology 17 2010; 19–28
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Niddam DM. Brain manifestation and modulation of pain from myofascial trigger points. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2009; 13: 370-5
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Li LT, Ge HY, Yue SW, Arendt-Nielsen L. Nociceptive and non-nociceptive hypersensitivity at latent myofascial trigger points. Clinical Journal of Pain 2009; 25 (2): 132-7
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Zhang Y, Ge HY, Yue SW et al. Attenuated skin blood flow response to nociceptive stimulation of latent myofascial trigger points. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009; 90 (2): 325-32
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Arendt-Nielsen L, Ge HY, Pareja JA. Association of cross sectional area of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle with active trigger points in chronic tension type headache: A pilot study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 87 (3): 197-203
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Chang CW, Chen YR, Chang KF. Evidence of neuroaxonal degeneration in myofascial pain syndrome: a study of neuromuscular jitter by axonal micro- stimulation. European Journal of Pain 2008; 12: 1026-30
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Shah JP, Danoff JV, Desai MJ et al. Biochemicals associated with pain and inflammation are elevated in sites near to and remote from active myofascial trigger points. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89 (1): 16-23
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Srbely JZ, Dickey JP, Lowerison M et al. Stimulation of myofascial trigger points with ultrasound induces segmental anti-nociceptive effects: a randomized controlled study.  Pain 2008; 139 (2): 260-6
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Kuan TS, Hong CZ, Chen JT et al. The spinal cord connections of the myofascial trigger spots. European Journal of Pain 2007; 11 (6): 624-34
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Niddam DM, Chan RC, Lee SH et al. Central modulation of pain evoked from myofascial trigger point. Clinical Journal of Pain 2007; 23 (5): 440-448
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Srbely JZ, Dickey JP. Randomized controlled study of the anti-nociceptive effect of ultrasound on trigger point sensitivity: novel applications in myofascial therapy? Clinical Rehabilitation 2007; 21: 411-417
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Ge HY, Fernández de las Peñas C, Arendt-Nielsen L. Sympathetic facilitation of hyperalgesia evoked from Myofascial tender and trigger points in patients with unilateral shoulder pain. Clinical Neurophysiology 2006; 117 (7): 1545-1550
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Hwang M, Kang YK, Kim DH. Referred pain pattern of the pronator quadratus muscle. Pain 2005; 116 (3): 238-42
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Hwang M, Kang YK, Shin JY, Kim DH. Referred pain pattern of the abductor pollicis longus muscle. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2005; 84 (8): 593-7
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Shah JP, Phillips TM, Danoff JV, Gerber LH. An in vitro microanalytical technique for measuring the local biochemical milieu of human skeletal muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology 2005; 99 (5): 1977-84
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Gerwin RD, Dommerholt J, Shah JP. An expansion of Simons' integrated hypothesis of trigger point formation. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2004 Dec;8(6):468-75. Review
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McNulty WH, Gevirtz RN, Hubbard DR, Berkoff GM. Needle electromyographic evaluation of trigger point response to a psychological stressor. Psychophysiology. 1994 May;31(3):313-6
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Hoheisel U, Mense S, Simons DG, Yu XM. Appearance of new receptive fields in rat dorsal horn neurons following noxious stimulation of skeletal muscle: a model for referral of muscle pain? Neurosci Lett. 1993 Apr 16;153(1):9-12
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Hubbard DR, Berkoff GM. Myofascial trigger points show spontaneous needle EMG activity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1993 Oct 1;18(13):1803-7
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Méthodes manuelles

Cagnie B, Castelein B, Pollie F, Steelant L, Verhoeyen H, Cools A. Evidence
for the Use of Ischemic Compression and Dry Needling in the Management of Trigger Points of the Upper Trapezius in Patients with Neck Pain: A Systematic Review.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jul;94(7):573-83
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Takamoto K, Bito I, Urakawa S, Sakai S, Kigawa M, Ono T, Nishijo H. Effects of
compression at myofascial trigger points in patients with acute low back pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Eur J Pain. 2015 Sep;19(8):1186-96.
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Oliveira-Campelo NM, de Melo CA, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Machado JP. Short- and medium-term effects of manual therapy on cervical active range of motion and pressure pain sensitivity in latent myofascial pain of the upper trapezius muscle: a randomized controlled trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2013; 36: 300-9
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Cagnie B, Dewitte V, Coppieters I, Van Oosterwijck J, Cools A, Danneels L. Effect of ischemic compression on trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles in office workers: a cohort study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2013; 36: 482-9
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Kim SA, Oh KY, Choi WH, Kim IK. Ischemic compression after trigger point injection affect the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Ann Rehabil Med 2013; 37: 541-6
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Grieve R, Cranston A, Henderson A, John R, Malone G, Mayall C. The immediate effect of triceps surae myofascial trigger point therapy on restricted active ankle joint dorsiflexion in recreational runners: a crossover randomised controlled trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2013; 17: 453-61
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Lluch E, Arguisuelas MD, Coloma PS, Palma F, Rey A, Falla D. Effects of deep cervical flexor training on pressure pain thresholds over myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2013; 36: 604-11
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González-Iglesias J, Cleland JA, Neto F, Hall T, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiother Theory Pract 2013; 29: 586-95
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Rodríguez-Fernández A, Garrido-Santofimia V, Güeita-Rodríguez J, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Effects of burst-type transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on cervical range of motion and latent myofascial trigger point pain sensitivity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 92: 1353-8.
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Grieve R, Clark J, Pearson E, Bullock S, Boyer C, Jarrett A. The immediate effect of soleus trigger point pressure release on restricted ankle joint dorsiflexion: A pilot randomised controlled trial. J Bodywork Mov Ther 2011; 15: 42-9
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Hains G, Descarreaux M, Lamy AM, Hains F. A randomized controlled (intervention) trial of ischemic compression therapy for chronic carpal tunnel syndrome. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2010; 54: 155-163
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Hains G, Descarreaux M, Hains F. Chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin: a randomized clinical trial using ischemic compression therapy. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Jun;33(5):362-9.
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Wang YH, Ding XL, Zhang Y, Chen J, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Yue SW. Ischemic compression block attenuates mechanical hyperalgesia evoked from latent myofascial trigger points. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Dec 25
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Aguilera FJ, Martín DP, Masanet RA, Botella AC, Soler LB, Morell FB. Immediate effect of ultrasound and ischemic compression techniques for the treatment of trapezius latent myofascial trigger points in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Sep;32(7):515-20
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Takamoto K, Sakai S, Hori E, Urakawa S, Umeno K, Ono T, Nishijo H. Compression on trigger points in the leg muscle increases parasympathetic nervous activity based on heart rate variability. J Physiol Sci. 2009 May;59(3):191-7. Epub 2009 Feb 21
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Barriere P, Zink S, Riehm S, Kahn JL, Veillon F, Wilk A. Massage of the lateral pterygoid muscle in acute TMJ dysfunction syndrome. Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2009 Apr;110(2):77-80. Epub 2009 Jan 21
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FitzGerald MP et al. Randomized multicenter feasibility trial of myofascial physical therapy for the treatment of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes. J Urol. 2009 Aug;182(2):570-80. Epub 2009 Jun 17
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Vernon H, Schneider M. Chiropractic management of myofascial trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2009; 32: 14-24
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cleland JA, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. Predictor variables for identifying patients with chronic tension type headache who are likely to achieve short-term success with muscle trigger point therapy. Cephalalgia 2008; 28 (3): 264-275.
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Ruiz Sáez M, Fernández de las Peñas C, Rodríguez Blanco C, Martínez Segura R, García León R. Changes in pressure pain sensitivity in latent myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle following a cervical spine manipulation in pain-free subjects. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007; 30 (8): 578-583.
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Dry Needling

Liu L, Huang QM, Liu QG, Ye G, Bo CZ, Chen MJ, Li P. Effectiveness of dry
needling for myofascial trigger points associated with neck and shoulder pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015
May;96(5):944-55
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Pecos-Martín D, Montañez-Aguilera FJ, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Urraca-Gesto A,
Gómez-Conesa A, Romero-Franco N, Plaza-Manzano G. Effectiveness of dry needling on the lower trapezius in patients with mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 May;96(5):775-81
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Sergienko S, Kalichman L. Myofascial origin of shoulder pain: a literature
review.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jan;19(1):91-101
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Gerber LH, Shah J, Rosenberger W, Armstrong K, Turo D, Otto P, Heimur J,
Thaker N, Sikdar S. Dry Needling Alters Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle and Reduces Pain in Subjects With Chronic Myofascial Pain. PM R. 2015 Jul;7(7):711-8
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Mesa-Jiménez JA, Sánchez-Gutiérrez J, de-la-Hoz-Aizpurua JL,
Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Cadaveric validation of dry needle placement in the lateral pterygoid muscle. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Feb;38(2):145-50
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Sterling M, Vicenzino B, Souvlis T, Connelly LB. Dry-needling and exercise for
chronic whiplash-associated disorders: a randomized single-blind
placebo-controlled trial.
Pain. 2015 Apr;156(4):635-43
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Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Su J, McGowen JM, Umlauf L, Harris KD, Ross MD.
Changes in lumbar multifidus muscle function and nociceptive sensitivity in low back pain patient responders versus non-responders after dry needling treatment. Man Ther. 2015 Dec;20(6):769-76
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Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Pecos-Martin D, Rodríguez-Fernández ÁL,
Alguacil-Diego IM, Portillo-Aceituno A, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Fernandez-Carnero J. Ischemic Compression After Dry Needling of a Latent Myofascial Trigger Point Reduces Postneedling Soreness Intensity and Duration. PM R. 2015
Oct;7(10):1026-34
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Salom-Moreno J, Ayuso-Casado B, Tamaral-Costa B, Sánchez-Milá Z,
Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Alburquerque-Sendín F. Trigger Point Dry Needling and Proprioceptive Exercises for the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:790209
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Unverzagt C, Berglund K, Thomas JJ. Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Point Pain: A Clinical Commentary. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jun;10(3):402-18
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Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Smith RW, Booker JM, Walkup ID, Su J, Hebert JJ,
Flynn T. Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After Dry Needling in Individuals With Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Aug;45(8):604-12
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Téllez-García M, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Salom-Moreno J, Palacios-Ceña M,
Ortega-Santiago R, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Neuroscience education in addition to trigger point dry needling for the management of patients with mechanical chronic low back pain: A preliminary clinical trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jul;19(3):464-72
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Bond BM, Kinslow C. Improvement in clinical outcomes after dry needling in a patient with occipital neuralgia. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015 Jun;59(2):101-10
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Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Layton M, Dommerholt J. Dry needling for the
management of thoracic spine pain.
J Man Manip Ther. 2015 Jul;23(3):147-53
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Turo D, Otto P, Hossain M, Gebreab T, Armstrong K, Rosenberger WF, Shao H,
Shah JP, Gerber LH, Sikdar S. Novel Use of Ultrasound Elastography to Quantify Muscle Tissue Changes After Dry Needling of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Chronic Myofascial Pain. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Dec;34(12):2149-61
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Zhou K, Ma Y, Brogan MS. Dry needling versus acupuncture: the ongoing debate. Acupunct Med. 2015 Dec;33(6):485-90
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Campa-Moran I, Rey-Gudin E, Fernández-Carnero J, Paris-Alemany A, Gil-Martinez A, Lerma Lara S, Prieto-Baquero A, Alonso-Perez JL, La Touche R. Comparison of Dry Needling versus Orthopedic Manual Therapy in Patients with Myofascial Chronic Neck Pain: A Single-Blind, Randomized Pilot Study. Pain Res Treat. 2015;2015:327307
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Llamas-Ramos R, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Llamas-Ramos I,
Plaza-Manzano G, Ortega-Santiago R, Cleland J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C.
Comparison of the short-term outcomes between trigger point dry needling and trigger point manual therapy for the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Nov;44(11):852-61.
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Ziaeifar M, Arab AM, Karimi N, Nourbakhsh MR. The effect of dry needling on
pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial
trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014
Apr;18(2):298-305.
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Couto C, de Souza IC, Torres IL, Fregni F, Caumo W. Paraspinal stimulation combined with trigger point needling and needle rotation for the treatment of myofascial pain: a randomized sham-controlled clinical trial. Clin J Pain. 2014; 30 (3):214-23.
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Clewley D, Flynn TW, Koppenhaver S. Trigger point dry needling as an adjunct treatment for a patient with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44 (2):92-101
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Rayegani SM, Bayat M, Bahrami MH, Raeissadat SA, Kargozar E. Comparison of dry needling and physiotherapy in treatment of myofascial pain syndrome. Clin Rheumatol. 2014; 33 (6): 859-64.
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France S, Bown J, Nowosilskyj M, Mott M, Rand S, Walters J. Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: a systematic review. Cephalalgia. 2014; 34 (12):994-1003.
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Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther. 2014; 94 (8): 1083-94.
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Martín-Pintado Zugasti A, Rodríguez-Fernández ÁL, García-Muro F, López-López A, Mayoral O, Mesa-Jiménez J, Fernández-Carnero J. Effects of spray and stretch on postneedling soreness and sensitivity after dry needling of a latent myofascial trigger point. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014; 95 (10):1925-193
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Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Mannheimer JS. Dry needling for management of pain in the upper quarter and craniofacial region. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014; 18 (8): 437.
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Ong J, Claydon LS. The effect of dry needling for myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014; 18 (3):390-8
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Brady S, McEvoy J, Dommerholt J, Doody C. Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: a prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists. J Man Manip Ther. 2014; 22(3):134-40.
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Hsieh YL, Yang CC, Liu SY, Chou LW, Hong CZ. Remote dose-dependent effects of dry needling at distant myofascial trigger spots of rabbit skeletal muscles on reduction of substance P levels of proximal muscle and spinal cords. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 982121
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Llamas-Ramos R, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Llamas-Ramos I, Plaza-Manzano G, Ortega-Santiago R, Cleland J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Comparison of the short-term outcomes between trigger point dry needling and trigger point manual therapy for the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44(11):852-61.
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Salom-Moreno J, Sánchez-Mila Z, Ortega-Santiago R, Palacios-Ceña M, Truyol-Domínguez S, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Changes in spasticity, widespread pressure pain sensitivity, and baropodometry after the application of dryneedling in patients who have had a stroke: a randomized controlled trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014; 37 (8):569-79
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Wang G, Gao Q, Hou J, Li J. Effects of Temperature on Chronic Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome during Dry Needling Therapy. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014; 2014: 638268.
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Zheng Y, Shi D, Wu X, Gu M, Ai Z, Tang K, Ye L, Wang X. Ultrasound-Guided Miniscalpel-Needle Release versus Dry Needling for Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014; 2014: 235817
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Settergren R. Treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy with ultrasound guided dry needling. J Chiropr Med 2013; 12: 26-9.
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Tekin L, Akarsu S, Durmuş O, Cakar E, Dinçer U, Kıralp MZ. The effect of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Clin Rheumatol 2013; 32: 309-15
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Mayoral O, Salvat I, Martín MT, Martín S, Santiago J, Cotarelo J, Rodríguez C Efficacy of myofascial trigger point dry needling in the prevention of pain after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013: 694941
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Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Azzaretto E, Hubler R, Schaller B, Schlussel JM, Tucker M. Effectiveness of dry needling for upper quarter myofascial pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013; 43: 620-634
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Domingo A, Mayoral O, Monterde S, Santafé MM. Neuromuscular damage and repair after dry needling in mice. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013; 2013: 260806
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Cagnie B, Dewitte V, Barbe T, Timmermans F, Delrue N, Meeus M. Physiologic effects of dry needling. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2013; 17: 348
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Maher RM, Hayes DM, Shinohara M. Quantification of dry needling and posture effects on myofascial trigger points using ultrasound shear-wave elastography. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013; 94: 2146-50
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Vulfsons S, Ratmansky M, Kalichman L. Trigger point needling: techniques and outcome. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012; 16(5):407-12
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Dıraçoğlu D, Vural M, Karan A, Aksoy C. Effectiveness of dry needling for the treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain: A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2012; 25(4):285-90
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Dommerholt J. Dry needling - peripheral and central considerations. J Man Manip Ther. 2011; 19(4):223-7
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Huang YT, Lin SY, Neoh CA, Wang KY, Jean YH, Shi HY. Dry needling for myofascial pain: prognostic factors. J Altern Complement Med 2011; 17: 755-62
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Niraj G, Collett BJ, Bone M. Ultrasound-guided trigger point injection: first description of changes visible on ultrasound scanning in the muscle containing the trigger point. Br J Anaesth 2011; 107: 474-5.
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Ay S, Evcik D, Tur BS. Comparison of injection methods in myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Jan;29(1):19-23
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Fernández-Carnero J, La Touche R, Ortega-Santiago R, Galan-del-Rio F, Pesquera J, Ge HY, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Short-term effects of dry needling of active myofascial trigger points in the masseter muscle in patients with temporomandibular disorders. J Orofac Pain. 2010 Winter;24(1):106-12.
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Srbely JZ, Dickey JP, Lee D, Lowerison M. Dry needle stimulation of myofascial trigger points evokes segmental anti-nociceptive effects. J Rehabil Med. 2010 May;42(5):463-8.
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Tsai CT, Hsieh LF, Kuan TS, Kao MJ, Chou LW, Hong CZ. Remote effects of dry needling on the irritability of the myofascial trigger point in the upper
trapezius muscle.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Feb;89(2):133-40.
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Tough EA, White AR, Cummings TM et al. Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Pain 2009; 13: 3-10
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Hsieh YL, Kao MJ, Kuan TS et al. Dry needling to a key myofascial trigger point may reduce the irritability of satellite MTrPs. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007; 86 (5): 397-403
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Itoh K, Katsumi Y, Hirota S, Kitakoji H. Randomised trial of trigger point acupuncture compared with other acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. Complement Ther Med. 2007 Sep;15(3):172-9. Epub 2006 Jul 10
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Dommerholt J, Mayoral-Del-Moral O, Gröbli C. Trigger point dry needling. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2006; 14: E70-E87
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Furlan AD, van Tulder M, Cherkin D, Tsukayama H, Lao L, Koes B, Berman B. Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain: an updated systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Apr 15;30(8):944-63
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Huguenin L, Brukner PD, McCrory P, Smith P, Wajswelner H, Bennell K. Effect of dry needling of gluteal muscles on straight leg raise: a randomised, placebo controlled, double blind trial. Br J Sports Med. 2005 Feb;39(2):84-90.
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Edwards J, Knowles N. Superficial dry needling and active stretching in the
treatment of myofascial pain--a randomised controlled trial.
Acupunct Med. 2003
Sep;21(3):80-6.
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Cummings TM, White AR. Needling therapies in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001; 82: 986–92.
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Recherche clinique

Shah JP, Thaker N, Heimur J, Aredo JV, Sikdar S, Gerber L. Myofascial Trigger
Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective.
PM R. 2015
Jul;7(7):746-61
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Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Myofascial Head Pain. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2015 Jul;19(7):28
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Roldan CJ, Hu N. Myofascial Pain Syndromes in the Emergency Department: What Are We Missing? J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;49(6):1004-10
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Lluch E, Nijs J, De Kooning M, Van Dyck D, Vanderstraeten R, Struyf F, Roussel
NA. Prevalence, Incidence, Localization, and Pathophysiology of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Spinal Pain: A Systematic Literature Review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Oct;38(8):587-600
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Ohmori A, Iranami H, Fujii K, Yamazaki A, Doko Y. Myofascial involvement of supra- and infraspinatus muscles contributes to ipsilateral shoulder pain after muscle-sparing thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013; 27 (6): 1310-4
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Shmushkevich Y, Kalichman L. Myofascial pain in lateral epicondylalgia: a review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013; 17 (4):434-9.
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Castaldo M, Ge HY, Chiarotto A, Villafane JH, Arendt-Nielsen L. Myofascial trigger points in patients with whiplash-associated disorders and mechanical neck pain. Pain Med. 2014; 15 (5):842-9.
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Tali D, Menahem I, Vered E, Kalichman L. Upper cervical mobility, posture and myofascial trigger points in subjects with episodic migraine: Case-control study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014; 18 (4): 569-75.
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Alburquerque-Sendín F, Camargo PR, Vieira A, Salvini TF. Bilateral myofascial trigger points and pressure pain thresholds in the shoulder muscles in patients with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome: a blinded, controlled study. Clin J Pain 2013; 29: 478-86
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Gerber LH, Sikdar S, Armstrong K, Diao G, Heimur J, Kopecky J, Turo D, Otto P, Gebreab T, Shah J. A systematic comparison between subjects with no pain and pain associated with active myofascial trigger points. PM R. 2013; 5: 931-8
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Shmushkevich Y, Kalichman L. Myofascial pain in lateral epicondylalgia: a review. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2013; 17: 434-9
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Roach S, Sorenson E, Headley B, San Juan JG. Prevalence of myofascial trigger points in the hip in patellofemoral pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013; 94: 522-6
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Ohmori A, Iranami H, Fujii K, Yamazaki A, Doko Y. Myofascial involvement of supra- and infraspinatus muscles contributes to ipsilateral shoulder pain after muscle-sparing thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2013; 27: 1310-4.
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Iglesias-González JJ, Muñoz-García MT, Rodrigues-de-Souza DP, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Myofascial trigger points, pain, disability, and sleep quality in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. Pain Med 2013; 14: 1964-70
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Hidalgo-Lozano A, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Calderón-Soto C, Domingo-Camara A, Madeleine P, Arroyo-Morales M. Elite swimmers with and without unilateral shoulder pain: mechanical hyperalgesia and active/latent muscle trigger points in neck-shoulder muscles. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2013; 23: 66-73
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Celik D, Mutlu EK. Clinical implication of latent myofascial trigger point. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2013; 17: 353
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Reiestad F, Kulkarni J. Role of myofascial trigger points in post-amputation pain: causation and management. Prosthet Orthot Int 2013; 37: 120-3
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Sari H, Akarirmak U, Uludag M. Active myofascial trigger points might be more frequent in patients with cervical radiculopathy. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012; 48(2):237-44
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Fernández-Pérez AM, Villaverde-Gutiérrez C, Mora-Sánchez A, Alonso-Blanco C, Sterling M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Muscle trigger points, pressure pain threshold, and cervical range of motion in patients with high level of disability related to acute whiplash injury. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(7):634-41
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Alonso-Blanco C, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Zarco-Moreno P, Galán-Del-Río F, Svensson P. Characteristics of referred muscle pain to the head from active trigger points in women with myofascial temporomandibular pain and fibromyalgia syndrome. J Headache Pain. 2012; 13(8):625-37
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Henry R, Cahill CM, Wood G, Hroch J, Wilson R, Cupido T, Vandenkerkhof E. Myofascial pain in patients waitlisted for total knee arthroplasty. Pain Res Manag. 2012; 17(5):321-7.
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Muñoz-Muñoz S, Muñoz-García MT, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Arroyo-Morales M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Myofascial trigger points, pain, disability, and sleep quality in individuals with mechanical neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012; 35(8):608-13
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De-la-Llave-Rincon AI, Alonso-Blanco C, Gil-Crujera A, Ambite-Quesada S, Svensson P, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C.Myofascial trigger points in the masticatory muscles in patients with and without chronic mechanical neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012;35(9):678-84
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Anderson R, Wise D, Sawyer T, Nathanson BH. Safety and effectiveness of an internal pelvic myofascial trigger point wand for urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Clin J Pain 2011; 27: 764-8.
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Chen CK, Nizar AJ. Myofascial pain syndrome in chronic back pain patients. Korean J Pain 2011; 24: 100-4
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Bendtsen L, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. The role of muscles in tension-type headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2011; 15: 451-8.
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Bron C, Dommerholt J, Stegenga B, Wensing M, Oostendorp RA. High prevalence of shoulder girdle muscles with myofascial trigger points in patients with shoulder pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2011; 12: 139
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Gemmell H, Hilland A. Immediate effect of electric point stimulation (TENS) in treating latent upper trapezius trigger points: a double blind randomised placebo-controlled trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2011; 15: 348-54.
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Bron C, de Gast A, Dommerholt J, Stegenga B, Wensing M, Oostendorp RA. Treatment of myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain: a randomized, controlled trial. BMC Med. 2011 Jan 24;9(1):8.
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Hidalgo-Lozano A, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Alonso-Blanco C, Ge H-Y, Arendt-Nielsen L, Arroyo-Morales M. Muscle trigger points and pressure pain hyperalgesia in the shoulder muscles in patients with unilateral shoulder impingement: a blinded, controlled study. Exp. Brain Res 2010; 202: 915-925
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Azadeh H, Dehghani M, Zarezadeh A. Incidence of trapezius myofascial trigger points in patients with the possible carpal tunnel syndrome. J Res Med Sci 2010; 15: 250-5.
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Srbely JZ. New trends in the treatment and management of myofascial pain syndrome. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2010 Oct;14(5):346-52.
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Freeman MD, Nystrom A, Centeno C. Chronic whiplash and central sensitization; an evaluation of the role of a myofascial trigger points in pain modulation. J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj 2009; 4: 2
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Qerama E, Kasch H, Fuglsang-Frederiksen A. Occurrence of myofascial pain in patients with possible carpal tunnel syndrome: A single-blinded study. European Journal of Pain 2009; 13 (6): 588-91
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Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Caminero AB, Madeleine P, Guillem-Mesado A, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Pareja JA. Multiple active myofascial trigger points and pressure pain sensitivity maps in the temporalis muscle are related in chronic tension type headache. Clinical Journal of Pain 2009 ; 25 (6): 506-512
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Referred pain elicited by manual exploration of the lateral rectus muscle in chronic tension type headache. Pain Medicine 2009; 10 (1): 43-48
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Ge HY, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Madeleine P, Arendt-Nielsen L. Topographical mapping and mechanical pain sensitivity of myofascial trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle. European Journal of Pain 2008; 12 (7): 859-865
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Fernández Carnero J, Fernández de las Peñas C, De La Llave Rincón AI, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L. Bilateral myofascial trigger points in the forearm muscles in chronic unilateral lateral epicondylalgia; A blinded controlled study. Clinical Journal of Pain 2008; 24 (9): 802-807
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Kao MJ, Han TI, Kuan TS et al. Myofascial trigger points in early life. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007; 88 (2): 251-4
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. Referred pain from trapezius muscle trigger point shares similar characteristics with chronic tension type headache. European Journal of Pain 2007; 11 (4): 475-482
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Arendt-Nielsen L, Simons DG, Pareja JA. Myofascial trigger points and sensitisation: an updated pain model for tension type headache. Cephalalgia 2007; 27 (5): 383-393
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. The local and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the temporalis muscle contributes to pain profile in chronic tension type headache. Clinical Journal of Pain 2007; 23 (9): 786-792
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Fernández Carnero J, Fernández de las Peñas C, De La Llave Rincón AI, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L. Prevalence of and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the forearm muscles in patients with lateral epicondylalgia. Clinical Journal of Pain 2007; 23 (4): 353-360
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Myofascial disorders in the trochlear region in unilateral migraine: a possible initiating or perpetuating factor. Clinical Journal of Pain 2006; 22 (6): 548-553
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Alonso Blanco C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Trigger points in the suboccipital muscles and forward head posture in tension type headache. Headache 2006; 46 (3): 454-460
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. Myofascial trigger points, neck mobility and forward head posture in unilateral migraine. Cephalalgia 2006; 26 (9): 1061-1070
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Alonso Blanco C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Myofascial trigger points and their relationship to headache clinical parameters in chronic tension type headache. Headache 2006; 46 (8): 1264-1272
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Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Referred pain from the trochlear region in tension-type headache: a Myofascial trigger point from the superior oblique muscle. Headache 2005; 45 (6): 731-737
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