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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338392/the-effects-of-low-intensity-therapeutic-ultrasound-litus-on-measurable-outcomes-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Sarah Daniels, Gabriela Santiago, Jennifer Cuchna, Bonnie Van Lunen
Therapeutic Ultrasound (US) is a popular modality among healthcare professionals and is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.(1) Throughout the past 70 years of clinical use,(2) ultrasound has been shown to be an effective way to decrease pain,(2,3) increase tissue temperature,(4) and decrease tissue stiffness of trigger points,(5) amidst other benefits. Treatment parameters with US are typically high-intensity and occur over a short period of time (minutes). The US machine is large and stationary, forcing patients to be non-mobile for the duration of their treatment...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301865/additional-effect-of-static-ultrasound-and-diadynamic-currents-on-myofascial-trigger-points-in-a-manual-therapy-program-for-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Girasol, Fabiana Rodrigues Cancio Dias, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
OBJECTIVE: To assess the additional effect of static ultrasound and diadynamic currents on myofascial trigger points in a manual therapy program to treat individuals with chronic neck pain. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized trial was conducted. Both men and women, between ages 18 and 45, with chronic neck pain and active myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius were included in the study. Subjects were assigned to 3 different groups: group 1 (n = 20) was treated with manual therapy; group 2 (n = 20) was treated with manual therapy and static ultrasound; group 3 (n = 20) was treated with manual therapy and diadynamic currents...
April 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293532/anatomical-regional-targeted-art-botox-injection-technique-a-novel-paradigm-for-migraines-and-chronic-headaches
#3
Bardia Amirlak, Kyle Sanniec, Ronnie Pezeshk, Michael Chung
Migraine headaches are a debilitating disease that causes significant socioeconomic problems. One of the speculated etiologies of the generation of migraines is peripheral nerve irritation at different trigger points. The use of Onabotulinum toxin A (BOTOX), although initially a novel approach, has now been determined to be a valid treatment for chronic headaches and migraines as described in the Phase III Research Evaluating Migraine Prophylaxis Therapy trials that prompted the approval by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of chronic migraines...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291046/effectiveness-of-different-deep-dry-needling-dosages-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-cervical-myofascial-pain-a-pilot-rct
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Josué Fernández-Carnero, Laura Gilarranz-de-Frutos, Jose Vicente León-Hernández, Daniel Pecos-Martin, Isabel Alguacil-Diego, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of different dosages of local twitch responses (LTRs) elicited by deep dry needling (DDN) in relation to pain intensity, pressure pain threshold (PPT), cervical range of movement (CROM), and disability degree in cervical myofascial pain patients. DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-four patients (21 males, 63 females; 27.18 ± 10.91 yrs) with cervical pain. INTERVENTIONS: DDN in active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the upper trapezius...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277418/ultrasound-guided-interventional-procedures-myofascial-trigger-points-with-structured-literature-review
#5
Dinesh Kumbhare, Dhanveer Singh, Alasdair Rathbone H, Madison Gunn, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Brian Vadasz, Hance Clarke, Philip W H Peng
Ultrasound-guided injections in pain medicine are a common intervention. They have been used to manage myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in different muscles of the body. The main objectives of this article were to review ultrasound-guided injection techniques used for treating MTrPs. We also summarize the anatomy and sonoanatomy of MTrPs using the upper trapezius muscle as an example.
March 8, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272251/tensiomyography-sonoelastography-and-mechanosensitivity-differences-between-active-latent-and-control-low-back-myofascial-trigger-points-a-cross-sectional-study
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César Calvo-Lobo, Ignacio Diez-Vega, Beatriz Martínez-Pascual, Silvia Fernández-Martínez, Mónica de la Cueva-Reguera, Gerson Garrosa-Martín, David Rodríguez-Sanz
The myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is considered the most common musculoskeletal condition. The lumbopelvic pain (LPP) is established as one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders. Nevertheless, previous research has not yet studied the contractibility changes by tensiomyography between myofascial trigger point (MTrP) types and normal tissue. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the tensiomyography, sonoelastography, and pressure pain threshold (PPT) differences between the palpation area of active and latent MTrPs with regards to control points in the lumbar erector spinae muscles of subjects with LPP...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266871/referred-pain-patterns-of-the-infraspinatus-muscle-elicited-by-deep-dry-needling-and-manual-palpation
#7
Emilio J Poveda-Pagán, Carlos Lozano-Quijada, Jose V Segura-Heras, María Peral-Berna, Blanca Lumbreras
OBJECTIVES: To identify the most common referred pain (ReP) pattern of the infraspinatus myofascial trigger point (MTrP) and compare its coincidence with the original ReP pattern, to verify whether there are any significant differences by sex and types of technique and to determine the observed signs and symptoms evoked by deep dry needling (DDN) and manual palpation (MPal). DESIGN: A cohort study of patients randomized to two different examination methods (July and August 2016)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265852/evidence-and-expert-opinions-dry-needling-versus-acupuncture-ii-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
#8
Arthur Yin Fan, Jun Xu, Yong-Ming Li
In the United States and other Western countries, dry needling has been a topic in academic and legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of dry needling versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professionals, administrators, policymakers, and the general public by providing the authoritative evidence and expertise regarding critical issues of dry needling and reaching a consensus. We conclude that Dr. Travell, Dr. Gunn, Dr. Baldry and others who have promoted dry needling by simply rebranding (1) acupuncture as dry needling and (2) acupuncture points as trigger points (dry needling points)...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261683/botox-combined-with-myofascial-release-physical-therapy-as-a-treatment-for-myofascial-pelvic-pain
#9
Gabriela E Halder, Lauren Scott, Allison Wyman, Nelsi Mora, Branko Miladinovic, Renee Bassaly, Lennox Hoyte
PURPOSE: To report the effects of combined onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections and myofascial release physical therapy on myofascial pelvic pain (MFPP) by comparing pre- and posttreatment average pelvic pain scores, trigger points, and patient self-reported pelvic pain. Secondary outcomes were to examine posttreatment complications and determine demographic differences between patients with/without an improvement in pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an Institutional Review Board approved retrospective case series on women over 18 years with MFPP who received Botox and physical therapy between July 2006 and November 2014...
March 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257619/complaints-of-upper-extremity-numbness-and-tingling-relieved-with-dry-needling-of-the-teres-minor-and-infraspinatus-a-case-report
#10
Elizabeth Lane, Derek Clewley, Shane Koppenhaver
Study Design Case report. Background Abnormal sensation, such as numbness or tingling, is traditionally thought to originate from neural compression. There is limited evidence to support reports of abnormal sensation arising from a trigger point. Case Description The patient was a 60-year-old female with primary complaints of right shoulder pain and secondary complaints of neck pain and right upper extremity numbness. Cervical spine neurological examination was unremarkable, and manual examination did not reproduce the patient's arm numbness or tingling symptoms...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256305/the-effects-of-kinesiotape-on-the-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
#11
Hassan Shakeri, Manijeh Soleimanifar, A M Arab, Shirin Hamneshin Behbahani
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. INTRODUCTION: KinesioTape (KT) is a noninvasive method to treat pain and muscular dysfunction. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of KT with and without tension on pain intensity, pain pressure threshold, grip strength and disability in individuals with lateral epicondylitis, and myofacial trigger points in forearm muscles. METHODS: Thirty women with lateral epicondylitis and myofacial trigger point in forearm muscles were randomly assigned to KT with tension and placebo (KT without tension)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254107/protocol-testing-the-relevance-of-acupuncture-theory-in-the-treatment-of%C3%A2-myofascial-pain-in-the-upper-trapezius-muscle
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Dale S Elsdon, Selina Spanswick, Chris Zaslawski, Peter C Meier
A protocol for a prospective single-blind parallel four-arm randomized placebo-controlled trial with repeated measures was designed to test the effects of various acupuncture methods compared with sham. Eighty self-selected participants with myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle were randomized into four groups. Group 1 received acupuncture to a myofascial trigger point (MTrP) in the upper trapezius. Group 2 received acupuncture to the MTrP in addition to relevant distal points. Group 3 received acupuncture to the relevant distal points only...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248690/responsiveness-of-myofascial-trigger-points-to-single-and-multiple-trigger-point-release-massages-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Albert F Moraska, Sarah J Schmiege, John D Mann, Nathan Butryn, Jason P Krutsch
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of single and multiple massage treatments on pressure-pain threshold (PPT) at myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in people with myofascial pain syndrome expressed as tension-type headache. DESIGN: Individuals (n = 62) with episodic or chronic tension-type headache were randomized to receive 12 twice-weekly 45-min massage or sham ultrasound sessions or wait-list control. Massage focused on trigger point release (ischemic compression) of MTrPs in the bilateral upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245743/trigger-point-dry-needling
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Increasingly, physical therapists in the United States and throughout the world are using dry needling to treat musculoskeletal pain, even though this treatment has been a controversial addition to practice. To better generalize to physical therapy practice the findings about dry needling thus far, the authors of a study published in the March 2017 issue of JOSPT identified the need for a systematic review examining the effectiveness of dry needling performed by physical therapists on people with musculoskeletal pain...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236840/primary-trigeminal-neuralgia-and-the-role-of-pars-oralis-of-the-spinal-trigeminal-nucleus
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Selcuk Peker, Alperen Sirin
Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition that causes great discomfort. Although this disease has been known for more than 1000years, there is still no consensus on its underlying mechanism or treatment. Many hypotheses have been reported to explain the cause and nature of trigeminal neuralgia. These include theories about peripheral mechanisms and central mechanisms. We put forward a new hypothesis that trigeminal neuralgia is associated with the pars oralis of the spinal trigeminal nucleus (POSTN). The main basis for this is the close similarity between trigger point distribution and the area of influence of the POSTN...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197849/effect-of-myofascial-techniques-for-treatment-of-upper-limb-dysfunctions-in-breast-cancer-survivors-randomized-controlled-trial
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An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Verlvoesem, Evi Dieltjens, Lore Vos, Tessa De Vrieze, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
PURPOSE: Besides pain, myofascial dysfunctions may contribute to the presence of upper limb impairments such as impaired range of motion, decreased strength, lymphedema, and altered postures and kinematics. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of myofascial therapy in addition to a standard physical therapy program for treatment of upper limb dysfunctions in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Fifty women treated for a unilateral breast cancer with pain and myofascial dysfunctions at the upper limb region...
February 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182513/effects-of-long-duration-low-intensity-ultrasound-for-active-trapezius-trigger-points-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Justin H Rigby, David O Draper
CONTEXT: Upper trapezius trigger points can be debilitating and often lead to chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine if long duration low intensity therapeutic ultrasound is effective at treating upper trapezius trigger point pain compared to an inactive placebo treatment. DESIGN: Randomized control trial. SETTING: Research laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-one participants (19 males, 32 females, age = 31...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178074/a-common-pro-nociceptive-pain-modulation-profile-typifying-subgroups-of-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndromes-is-interrelated-with-enhanced-clinical-pain
#18
Grinberg Keren, Granot Michal, Lowenstein Lior, Abramov Liora, Weissman-Fogel Irit
Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and painful bladder syndrome (PBS), subgroups of chronic pelvic pain syndromes (CPPS), are considered to share common bio-physiological peripheral mechanisms. In addition, indications of a pro-nociceptive pain profile co-existing with psychological vulnerability suggests common dysfunctional pain processing and pain modulation in these two subgroups of CPPS. We therefore aimed at comparing the pain profile and psychological traits of PVD and PBS patients to see whether the pain profile contributes to inter-subject variability of clinical pain symptoms...
February 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167189/neurophysiological-and-clinical-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
#19
Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
INTRODUCTION: Dry needling (DN) is a widely used in treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). The purpose of this pretest-posttest clinical trial was to investigate the neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with MTrPs. METHODS: A sample of 20 patients (3 man, 17 women; mean age 31.7 ± 10.8) with upper trapezius MTrPs received one session of deep DN. The outcomes of neuromuscular junction response (NMJR), sympathetic skin response (SSR), pain intensity (PI) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) were measured at baseline and immediately after DN...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167187/reliability-of-assessment-of-upper-trapezius-morphology-its-mechanical-properties-and-blood-flow-in-female-patients-with-myofascial-pain-syndrome-using-ultrasonography
#20
Hakimeh Adigozali, Azadeh Shadmehr, Esmail Ebrahimi, Asghar Rezasoltani, Farrokh Naderi
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the intra-rater reliability of upper trapezius morphology, its mechanical properties and intramuscular blood circulation in females with myofascial pain syndrome were assessed using ultrasonography. DESIGN: A total of 37 patients (31.05 ± 10 years old) participated in this study. Ultrasonography producer was set up in three stages: a) Gray-scale: to measure muscle thickness, size and area of trigger points; b) Ultrasound elastography: to measure muscle stiffness; and c) Doppler imaging: to assess blood flow indices...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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