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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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To compare the efficacy and outcome of three different treatment variation like ultrasound therapy (UST), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and local steroid injection to trigger points in the clinical outcome of Myofascial pain syndrome and
It illustrates and explains about trigger points causing pain and describes how to find and release them to ease your pain.
One of the most significant additions to this second edition, she says, is a description of how to use soft-tissue release to deactivate trigger points. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
And while the authority has spent more than PS19m, there are a number of outstanding financial agreements where trigger points have not yet been met.
Unfortunately, once trigger points have developed, they don't seem to ever completely go away.
The therapy involves applying pressure to trigger points - tight muscle areas that cause pain in other parts of the body.
(1,13-15) Similarity in the clinical presentation between myofascial trigger points (MTrP) and tender points (TP) has been suggested as a primary reason for this.
Trigger points? Most health care professionals don't diagnose or know how much pain and discomfort trigger points, a common malady, cause.
Therapists apply deep pressure to "trigger points," more commonly known as muscle knots.
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.
Basically, musculoskeletal pain encompasses almost all types of pain observed at the muscular level, while myofascial pain indicates a specific syndrome caused by the presence of trigger points (TrPs) within the muscles or their fascia [101].
These focal hypersensitivity areas are known as myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) [2, 8, 10, 11] and are associated with dysfunctional motor endplates [8,10,12-14].