Trigger point

Discover effective trigger point techniques to relieve muscle pain and tension. Learn how to target and release trigger points for improved mobility and relaxation.
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What is a trigger point (TrP)? Definition 1. A focal hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle associated with a palpable nodule in a taut band: painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain; tenderness; motor dysfunction and autonomic phenomena (Simons et al., 1999). Definition 2. "A trigger point is an area of the soft tissue which, after chronic contraction and reduced blood flow, becomes an area of high neurological activity. For example, fibers in an ischemic…

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Figure 1 Referred pain patterns from upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, splenius capitis, splenius cervicis, semispinalis capitis and temporalis muscle trigger points as described by Simons et al. Reprinted with permission from Simons D, Travell J, Simons L. Travell & Simons myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual, Vol. 1, 2nd edn. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1999. - "Myofascial Trigger Points and Sensitization: An Updated Pain Model for Tension

Figure 1 Referred pain patterns from upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, splenius capitis, splenius cervicis, semispinalis capitis and temporalis muscle trigger points as described by Simons et al. Reprinted with permission from Simons D, Travell J, Simons L. Travell & Simons’ myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual, Vol. 1, 2nd edn. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1999. - "Myofascial Trigger Points and Sensitization: An Updated Pain Model for Tension-Type…

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