A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – July 2015.

Related Articles A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – July 2015. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jul;19(3):482-93 Authors: Dommerholt J, Hooks T, Grieve R, Layton M Abstract The current overview includes thirty articles published in the recent past about myofascial pain, trigger points (TrPs) and related topics. In the Basic Research section, several interesting new studies are …

Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After Dry Needling in Individuals With Low Back Pain.

Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After Dry Needling in Individuals With Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jun 25;:1-31 Authors: Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Smith RW, Booker JM, Walkup ID, Su J, Hebert JJ, Flynn T Abstract Study Design Quasi-experimental. Objectives To explore for associations between demographic, patient history, and physical examination variables and short-term …

Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain.

Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain. Pain Med. 2015 Jun 18; Authors: Lisi AJ, Breuer P, Gallagher RM, Rodriguez E, Rossi MI, Schmader K, Scholten JD, Weiner DK Abstract OBJECTIVE: To present an algorithm of sequential treatment options for managing myofascial pain (MP) …

The effect of dry needling and treadmill running on inducing pathological changes in rat Achilles tendon.

The effect of dry needling and treadmill running on inducing pathological changes in rat Achilles tendon. Connect Tissue Res. 2015 Jun 15;:1-17 Authors: Kim BS, Joo YC, Choi BH, Kim KH, Kang JS, Park SR Abstract Achilles tendinopathy is a common degenerative condition without a definitive treatment. An adequate chronic animal model of Achilles tendinopathy has not yet been developed. …

DRY NEEDLING FOR MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT PAIN: A CLINICAL COMMENTARY.

DRY NEEDLING FOR MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT PAIN: A CLINICAL COMMENTARY. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jun;10(3):402-18 Authors: Unverzagt C, Berglund K, Thomas JJ Abstract UNLABELLED: Sports and orthopaedic physical therapists have long used a multitude of techniques in order to address pain and dysfunction associated with myofascial trigger points. One technique in particular has recently received overwhelming attention: trigger …

Trigger Point Dry Needling and Proprioceptive Exercises for the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Related Articles Trigger Point Dry Needling and Proprioceptive Exercises for the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:790209 Authors: Salom-Moreno J, Ayuso-Casado B, Tamaral-Costa B, Sánchez-Milá Z, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Alburquerque-Sendín F Abstract Objective. To compare the effects of combined trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) and proprioceptive/strengthening exercises to proprioceptive/strengthening exercises on pain …

[Cervical myofascial pain syndrome. Narrative review of physiotherapeutic treatment].

[Cervical myofascial pain syndrome. Narrative review of physiotherapeutic treatment]. An Sist Sanit Navar. 2015 enero-abril;38(1):105-115 Authors: Capó-Juan MA Abstract Pain is a complex and multifactorial phenomenon that depends on the interaction of biopsychosocial factors. Between 15-25% of adults suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives. Cervical chronic pain is considered a public health problem affecting 9.6% men …

A critical overview of current myofascial pain literature – March 2015.

Related Articles A critical overview of current myofascial pain literature – March 2015. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Apr;19(2):337-349 Authors: Dommerholt J, Layton M, Hooks T, Grieve R Abstract The second article in this review series considers multiple recent publications about myofascial pain, trigger points (TrPs) and other related topics. The article is divided into several sections, including a Basic …

Intensive vasodilatation in the sciatic pain area after dry needling.

Intensive vasodilatation in the sciatic pain area after dry needling. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Mar 20;15(1):72 Authors: Skorupska E, Rychlik M, Samborski W Abstract BACKGROUND: Short-term vasodilatation in the pain area after dry needling (DN) of active trigger points (TrPs) was recorded in several cases of sciatica. Moreover, the presence of TrPs in sciatica patients secondary to primary lesion …

The use of dry needling for a subject with chronic lateral hip and thigh pain: a case report.

Related Articles The use of dry needling for a subject with chronic lateral hip and thigh pain: a case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;10(2):246-55 Authors: Pavkovich R Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lateral thigh pain, commonly referred to as greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) and/ or iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is commonly treated by the physical therapist. Lateral …

Ischemic Compression after Dry Needling of a Latent Myofascial Trigger Point Reduces Post-Needling Soreness Intensity and Duration.

Related Articles Ischemic Compression after Dry Needling of a Latent Myofascial Trigger Point Reduces Post-Needling Soreness Intensity and Duration. PM R. 2015 Mar 30; Authors: Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Pecos-Martin D, Rodríguez-Fernández ÁL, Alguacil-Diego IM, Portillo-Aceituno A, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Fernandez-Carnero J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of ischemic compression (IC) versus placebo and control on (1) reducing postneedling soreness of one …