A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – January 2021

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Jan;25:261-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.12.044. Epub 2021 Jan 2. ABSTRACT Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), trigger points (TrPs), and dry needling (DN) continue to be of interest to researchers and clinicians worldwide. In this quarterly overview, we included studies from 19 countries, including Pakistan, Iran, Spain, Israel, the US, Australia, Turkey, the UK, China, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Denmark, …

Comparison of the effect of two different types of dry-needling techniques on subacromial impingement syndrome

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Jan;25:35-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.10.018. Epub 2020 Nov 1. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Infraspinatus is one of the main muscles that is involved in the subacromial impingement syndrome. Dry needling and routine physical therapy can improve this syndrome. However, the dry needling technique is not well defined. DESIGN: randomized controlled clinical trial, single-blind study. METHOD: Sixty-six patients diagnosed with …

Effects of Dry Needling on Neuromuscular Control of Ankle Stabilizer Muscles and Center of Pressure Displacement in Basketball Players with Chronic Ankle Instability: A Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 21;18(4):2092. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18042092. ABSTRACT This study aimed to compare the effects of dry needling (DN) versus placebo DN applied to the peroneus longus (PL) and tibialis anterior (TA) on neuromuscular control and static postural control in basketball players with chronic ankle instability (CAI). A single-blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted. Thirty-two male …

Cost-Effectiveness of Two Dry Needling Interventions for Plantar Heel Pain: A Secondary Analysis of an RCT

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 12;18(4):1777. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041777. ABSTRACT Plantar heel pain is a common cause of foot pain that affects patients’ quality of life and represents a significant cost for the healthcare system. Dry needling and percutaneous needle electrolysis are two minimally invasive treatments that were shown to be effective for the management of plantar heel …

Proximal Hamstring Injuries

Clin Sports Med. 2021 Apr;40(2):339-361. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2021.01.003. Epub 2021 Feb 10. ABSTRACT Proximal hamstring injuries can present as chronic tendinosis, acute strain, partial tendinous avulsions, or complete 3-tendon rupture. Nonoperative management for chronic insertional tendinosis and low-grade tears includes activity modification, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy. Platelet-rich plasma injections, corticosteroid injections, dry needling, and shock wave therapy are newer therapies that …

Effects of dry needling on muscle stiffness in latent myofascial trigger points: a randomized controlled trial

J Pain. 2021 Feb 23:S1526-5900(21)00024-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.02.004. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of dry needling (DN) in upper trapezius latent trigger points (LTrPs) on muscle stiffness. A total of 51 recreational physically active subjects with LTrPs in the upper trapezius volunteered to participate and were randomly divided into a DN-group …

Sudden Brief Unilateral Tapering Tinnitus (SBUTT) Is Closely Related to the Lateral Pterygoid Muscle.

Related Articles Sudden Brief Unilateral Tapering Tinnitus (SBUTT) Is Closely Related to the Lateral Pterygoid Muscle. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Feb 22;: Authors: Levine RA, Lerner Y Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the cause of sudden brief unilateral tapering tinnitus (SBUTTs). PATIENTS: Five adults evaluated at a tertiary tinnitus referral center. INTERVENTION: Dry needling of lateral pterygoid muscle of one patient; jaw …

Dry Needling for the Treatment Of Tension-Type, Cervicogenic, or Migraine Headaches: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Related Articles Dry Needling for the Treatment Of Tension-Type, Cervicogenic, or Migraine Headaches: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 19;: Authors: Pourahmadi M, Dommerholt J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Koes BW, Mohseni-Bandpei MA, Mansournia MA, Delavari S, Keshtkar A, Bahramian M Abstract OBJECTIVE: Dry needling is a treatment technique used by clinicians to relieve symptoms in patients with tension-type …

Is Dry Needling Applied by Physical Therapists Effective for Pain in Musculoskeletal Conditions? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Related Articles Is Dry Needling Applied by Physical Therapists Effective for Pain in Musculoskeletal Conditions? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 19;: Authors: Sánchez-Infante J, Navarro-Santana MJ, Bravo-Sánchez A, Jiménez-Diaz F, Abián-Vicén J Abstract OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the short-, medium-, and long-term effectiveness of dry needling (DN) …

Validity of a Sham Dry Needling Technique on a Healthy Population.

Related Articles Validity of a Sham Dry Needling Technique on a Healthy Population. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 01;16(1):49-56 Authors: Cushman DM, Holman A, Skinner L, Cummings K, Haight P, Teramoto M Abstract Background: Various methods of sham procedures have been used in controlled trials evaluating dry needling efficacy although few have performed validation studies of the sham …

Is Dry Needling Effective When Combined with Other Therapies for Myofascial Trigger Points Associated with Neck Pain Symptoms? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Related Articles Is Dry Needling Effective When Combined with Other Therapies for Myofascial Trigger Points Associated with Neck Pain Symptoms? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Res Manag. 2021;2021:8836427 Authors: Fernández-De-Las-Peñas C, Plaza-Manzano G, Sanchez-Infante J, Gómez-Chiguano GF, Cleland JA, Arias-Buría JL, López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I, Navarro-Santana MJ Abstract Objective: To evaluate the effects of combining dry needling with other physical therapy …