trigger point

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trigger point

n.
A specific area of tightened skeletal muscle tissue at which touch or pressure elicits both localized and referred pain, often associated with muscle weakness or restricted movement.
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The QEWS is a standardised approach tocategorising a patient's severity of illness, using a scoring systemthat prompts medical intervention at specific trigger points.
The therapy involves applying pressure to trigger points - tight muscle areas that cause pain in other parts of the body.
In sections on body acupuncture points, ear acupuncture points, and trigger points, they address such aspects as the small intestine channel, points on the auricular lobule according to Chinese nomenclature, projection zones of internal organs according to Nogier, long radial extensor muscles of the wrist, and tensor muscles of the fascia lata.
Trigger points are extremely painful nodules within a muscle and connective tissue that develop because of trauma, injury, prolonged stress, reoccurring posture positions, etc.
Looking forward, given the range of potential trigger points likely to surface over the next two years, including the activation of article 50 as well as further potential major investment decisions along the lines of that taken by Nissan, this uncertain outlook is unlikely to ease anytime soon.
It is generally accepted amongst the broad profile of healthcare practitioners treating MPS that the presence of discrete, palpable and tender nodules within the muscle, known as myofascial trigger points (MTrP), is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of MPS.
While a range trade strategy is maintained, some profit-taking can be done on issues that hit their respective trigger points or those still trading at overbought conditions.
Not all of the motor and sensory features of the trigger points need to be present to identify it clinically.
The treatment promises instant relief to some of dance's most nagging injuries by releasing trigger points in the muscles with a needle.
The client wants bids for the acquisition of a complete system for remote control of avalanches for 13 trigger points on the route FV.
Mothers who practice massage during pregnancy report fewer aches and pains, experience less edema, are less likely to have an episiotomy, and have a notable release in myofascial trigger points (Coban & Sirin, 2010; Kuehn; Osborne, 2008).
Elite swimmers with and without unilateral shoulder pain: mechanical hyperalgesia and active/latent muscle trigger points in neck-shoulder muscles.