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Hye-Mi Jeon, Yong-Woo Ahn, Sung-Hee Jeong, Soo-Min Ok, Jeomil Choi, Ju-Youn Lee, Ji-Young Joo, Eun-Young Kwon
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to perform a pattern analysis in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) resulting from unilateral mastication due to chronic periodontitis. METHODS: Thirty participants with signs or symptoms of TMD who engaged in unilateral mastication due to periodontitis-related discomfort (test group) were selected. Another 30 subjects exhibiting signs or symptoms of TMD resulting from unilateral mastication not due to chronic periodontitis (control group) were also recruited...
August 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
S N Fedotov, M A Gerasimova, S D Shorokhov, A I Tischenko
The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of type A Botulinus toxin (BTA) in pain release by TMJ functional pain disorders. The study included 211 patients with TMJ functional pain disorder (20.4% males and 79.6% females; mean age 45.3 years). The patients underwent clinical examination and bioelectric activity assessment of masticatory muscles by electromyography (EMG). EMG specters of 20 healthy volunteers with intact dental arches served as a control. After examination BTA was injected in muscular pain trigger points...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
Rahul Pandey, Asir John Samuel, Vencita Priyanka Aranha, Anamika Pandey, Kanimozhi Narkeesh
Purpose: One of the major causes of blindness is Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and it has only surgical treatment and lifelong use of medication. Hence many side effects arise. To overcome this, the drugless approach is in practice but the importance of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Myofacial (MFR) Release is not explored. Hence, our objective was to determine the effectiveness of MET and MFR on POAG. Methods: A total of 12 patients with POAG were recruited from the tertiary care teaching hospital through criteria based convenience sampling for the study...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
T Celakil, A Muric, B Gokcen Roehlig, G Evlioglu, H Keskin
To evaluate the effect of bio-oxidative ozone application at the points of greatest pain in patients with chronic masticatory muscle pain. A total number of 40 (40 women, with a mean age of 31·7) were selected after the diagnosis of myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for temporomandibular disorder (RDC/TMD). The patients were randomly divided into two groups: patients received the ozone therapy at the point of greatest pain, ozone group (OG; n = 20); patients received the sham ozone therapy at the point of greatest pain, placebo group (PG; n = 20)...
June 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
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)...
January 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Adelaida Maria Castro-Sanchez, Hector Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo A Mataran-Penarrocha, Manuel Fernandez-Sanchez, Cayetano Fernandez-Sola, Jose Granero-Molina, Maria Encarnacion Aguilar-Ferrandiz
BACKGROUND: The etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is inconclusive, but central mechanisms are well accepted for this pain condition. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal pain diseases and is characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). It has been suggest that MTrPs have an important factor in the genesis of FMS. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current randomized clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of dry needling versus cross tape on spinal mobility and MTrPs in spinal muscles in patients with FMS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
Vikas Aneja, Rushik Raval, Anupam Bansal, Vinod Kumawat, Jasleen Kaur, Ahemer Arif Shaikh
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a situation in which the mandibular condyle is fused to the glenoid fossa by bone or fibrous tissue. The management of TMJ ankylosis has a complicated chore and it is challenging for the maxillofacial surgeon because of technical hitches and high rate of re-ankylosis. Interpositional gap arthroplasty is one of the modalities for its management. A range of inter-positional materials have been used to avert recurrence after gap arthroplasty in TMJ ankylosis. The aim of this series was to evaluate the effectiveness of the temporomyofacial flap in the treatment of TMJ ankylosis as an interpositional gap arthroplasty...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Fahimeh Hashemirad, Noureddin Karimi, Roshanak Keshavarz
BACKGROUND: Kinesio taping (KT) is a novel method which has recently emerged as a viable option to treat various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular deficits. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of KT on pain and hip joint range of motion (ROM) in individuals with myofacial trigger points in the piriformis muscle. METHODS: 51 patients with involvement of the piriformis muscle were assigned to experimental (N = 33) or control (N = 18) groups. The experimental group received KT with unloading techniques on the piriformis muscle and they were asked to keep this tape in place for three days...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Hideaki Hasuo, Tatsuhiko Ishihara, Kenji Kanbara, Mikihiko Fukunaga
Myofascial pain syndrome is started to be recognized as one of important factors of pain in cancer patients. However, no reports on features of myofascial trigger points were found in terminally-ill cancer populations. This time, we encountered 5 patients with myofascial pain syndrome and terminal cancer in whom delirium developed due to increased doses of opioid without a diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome on initial presentation. The delirium subsided with dose reductions of opioid and treatment of myofascial pain syndrome...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
M Ziad Al-Ani, Stephen J Davies, Robin J M Gray, Philip Sloan, Anne-Marie Glenny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sameh A Seifeldin, Khaled A Elhayes
AIM: To compare between soft and hard occlusal splint therapy for the management of myofacial pain dysfunction (MPD) or internal derangement (ID) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) with reciprocal clicking. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 50 patients (age range: 24-47 years) who had been diagnosed with MPD or ID of the TMJ in the form of reciprocal clicking. Patients were divided into two groups. They were treated for 4 months with either a vacuum-formed soft occlusal splint constructed from 2-mm-thick elastic rubber sheets (soft splint group) or a hard flat occlusal splint fabricated from transparent acrylic resin (hard splint group)...
October 2015: Saudi Dental Journal
H Jochum, A Baumgartner-Gruber, S Brand, H-F Zeilhofer, P Keel, C S Leiggener
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Der Schmerz
Niv Mor, Christropher Tang, Andrew Blitzer
This article reviews the diagnoses and treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and outlines of the role of botulinum toxin (BoNT) in the treatment of myofacial TMD. This manuscript includes a brief history of the use of BoNT in the treatment of pain, the mechanism of action of BoNT, and the techniques for injections, adverse effects and contraindications when using BoNT to treat mayofacial pain caused by TMD.
August 2015: Toxins
Abraham M Ittyachen, Anuroopa Vijayan, Pratheep Kottam, Appu Jose
A young obese woman was admitted with vague aches and pains, including a headache. At first a provisional diagnosis of depression/myofacial pain syndrome was considered. Later, on evaluation, she was diagnosed to have hypothyroidism and vitamin D deficiency. One week into treatment, her neck pain and headache got worse. Examination of the fundus showed tortuous vessels, papilloedema and intraretinal haemorrhages. MR venogram of the brain was performed, which revealed the presence of thrombosis in the left transverse sinus, left sigmoid sinus and left internal jugular vein...
July 8, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
H Jochum, A Baumgartner-Gruber, S Brand, H-F Zeilhofer, P Keel, C S Leiggener
BACKGROUND: Psychological factors are associated with the emergence and persistence of pain perception. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the psychological factors relating to pain perception in patients with chronic myofacial pain and to investigate the influence of patient information, education and physiotherapy on pain perception and functional jaw opening examined over a 6-month period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In accordance with the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD), 40 patients (31 females and 9 males, mean age 38...
July 2015: Der Schmerz
Uma Shanker Pal, Lakshya Kumar, Gagan Mehta, Nimisha Singh, Geeta Singh, Mayank Singh, Hemant Kumar Yadav
We systematically reviewed the myofascial pain publications in the literature. The aim of this article is to review the methods of management and their outcome and factors associated with prognosis. The topics of interest in the diagnostic process are myofascial trigger points electromyography, jaw tracking, joint sound recorder, sonography, and vibratography, exclusion of other orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. Management modalities are occlusal therapy, physiotherapy, multidimensional rehabilitation antinociceptive therapy, anti-inflammatory and analgesics, muscle relaxants, stretch, and spray technique, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, and in severe cases botulinum toxin may be tried...
July 2014: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
C Doeuk, B Hersant, R Bosc, F Lange, M SidAhmed-Mezi, J Bouhassira, J P Meningaud
Low level laser treatment (LLLT) is currently being used for various disorders, but with no convincing scientific evidence. Most recently we have noticed an increase in published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that have focused on its applications in wound healing, scarring, disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), oral mucositis, and dental pain. Our aim therefore was to assess the scientific evidence about its current efficacy in maxillofacial surgery. We reviewed PubMed from January 2003 to January 2013 using the key phrase "low level laser treatment"...
April 2015: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
A Meilinger, M Burger, H-H Peter
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disease characterized by recurrent fever, serositis, arthritis and unspecific myalgia. It is prevalent among Mediterranean people and has been shown to be associated with mutations in the Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene which, encodes pyrin a regulatory protein of the inflammasome. As heterozygous mutations in MEFV can be associated with only mild inflammatory symptoms, such as arthralgia or chronic fibromyalgic pain, FMF may be underdiagnosed in the current diagnostic work-up of musculoskeletal diseases...
August 2015: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Purnachandrarao N Naik, Ravi A Kiran, Samatha Yalamanchal, Vijay A Kumar, Suresh Goli, Neha Vashist
Background: Traditional Chinese acupuncture has a history of more than 2500 years and is one of the best-known complementary and alternative therapies. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and alters the processing and perception of pain signals and also releases natural painkillers, such as endorphins and serotonin in the nervous system. Acupuncture's successful use for various dental conditions has been proven. Thus, it is important for the dental clinicians to be familiar with the applications of acupuncture for dental disorders...
December 1, 2014: Medical Acupuncture
Xiaoqiang Zhuang, Shusheng Tan, Qiangmin Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current practice of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) including current epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment. DATA SOURCES: The data analyzed in this review were mainly from relevant articles without restriction on the publication date reported in PubMed, MedSci, Google scholar. The terms "myofasial trigger points" and "myofacial pain syndrome" were used for the literature search. STUDY SELECTION: Original articles with no limitation of research design and critical reviews containing data relevant to myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) and MPS were retrieved, reviewed, analyzed and summarized...
2014: Chinese Medical Journal
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