Pathophysiology of Trigger Points in Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

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Pathophysiology of Trigger Points in Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2017 Apr 05;:1-2

Authors: Money S

Abstract
Questions from patients about pain conditions and analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. Trigger point pathophysiology in myofascial pain syndrome, which involves muscle stiffness, tenderness, and pain that radiates to other areas of the body, is considered. The causes of trigger points and several theories about how they develop are reviewed, and treatment approaches, including stretching, physical therapy, dry needling, and injections, are offered.

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