Une sélection d'article sur le thème des douleurs myofasciales et des points trigger

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Da Silva AC, Aily JB, Oliveira AB, Mattiello SM. Interrater and Intrarater Reliability and Minimum Detectable Change of Ultrasound for Active Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Trapezius Muscle in Individuals With Shoulder Pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Aug 27:S0161-4754(20)30076-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2020.01.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32863059.

Li L, Stoop R, Clijsen R, Hohenauer E, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Huang Q, Barbero M. Criteria Used for the Diagnosis of Myofascial Trigger Points in Clinical Trials on Physical Therapy: Updated Systematic Review. Clin J Pain. 2020 Aug 24. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000875. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32841969.

Fuentes-Márquez P, Valenza MC, Cabrera-Martos I, Ríos-Sánchez A, Ocón-Hernández O. Trigger Points, Pressure Pain Hyperalgesia, and Mechanosensitivity of Neural Tissue in Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pain Med. 2019 Jan 1;20(1):5-13. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnx206. PMID: 29025041.

Meister MR, Shivakumar N, Sutcliffe S, Spitznagle T, Lowder JL. Physical examination techniques for the assessment of pelvic floor myofascial pain: a systematic review. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018; 219(5):497

Jafari M, Bahrpeyma F, Mokhtari-Dizaji M, Nasiri A. Novel method to measure active myofascial trigger point stiffness using ultrasound imaging. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018; 22(2):374-378

De Groef A, Van Kampen M, Dieltjens E, De Geyter S, Vos L, De Vrieze T, Geraerts I, Devoogdt N. Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Breast Cancer Survivors with Upper Limb Pain: Interrater Reliability. Pain Med. 2018; 19(8):1650-1656

Mayoral Del Moral O, Torres Lacomba M, Russell IJ, Sánchez Méndez Ó, Sánchez Sánchez B. Validity and Reliability of Clinical Examination in the Diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles. Pain Med. 2018; 19(10):2039-2050

Jiménez-Sánchez C, Ortiz-Lucas M, Bravo-Esteban E, Mayoral-Del Moral O, Herrero-Gállego P, Gómez-Soriano J. Myotonometry as a measure to detect myofascial trigger points: an inter-rater reliability study. Physiol Meas 2018; 39(11):115004

Nascimento JDSD, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Vigolvino LP, Oliveira WF, Sousa CO. Inter- and Intraexaminer Reliability in Identifying and Classifying Myofascial Trigger Points in Shoulder Muscles. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jan;99(1):49-56

Rathbone ATL, Grosman-Rimon L, Kumbhare DA. Interrater Agreement of Manual Palpation for Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin J Pain. 2017; 33(8):715-729

Kumbhare D, Shaw S, Grosman-Rimon L, Noseworthy MD. Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Affecting the Trapezius: A Reliability Study. J Ultrasound Med. 2017; 36(12):2559-2568

Rozenfeld E, Finestone AS, Moran U, Damri E, Kalichman L. Test-retest reliability of myofascial trigger point detection in hip and thigh areas. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017; 21(4):914-919

Kumbhare DA, Elzibak AH, Noseworthy MD. Assessment of Myofascial Trigger Points Using Ultrasound. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jan; 95(1):72-80

Mora-Relucio R, Núñez-Nagy S, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Rus A, Plaza-Manzano G, Romero-Franco N, Ferragut-Garcías A, Pecos-Martín D. Experienced versus Inexperienced Interexaminer Reliability on Location and Classification of Myofascial Trigger Point Palpation to Diagnose Lateral Epicondylalgia: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016; 2016:6059719

Gerwin RD. Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Syndromes. Semin Neurol. 2016 Oct; 36(5):469-473

Srbely JZ, Kumbhare D, Grosman-Rimon L. A narrative review of new trends in the diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: diagnostic ultrasound imaging and biomarkers. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2016 Sep; 60(3):220-225

Sanz DR, Lobo CC, López DL, Morales CR, Marín CS, Corbalán IS. Interrater Reliability in the Clinical Evaluation of Myofascial Trigger Points in Three Ankle Muscles. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Nov - Dec; 39(9):623-634

Dibai-Filho AV, Guirro EC, Ferreira VT, Brandino HE, Vaz MM, Guirro RR. Reliability of different methodologies of infrared image analysis of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle. Braz J Phys Ther. 2015 Mar-Apr;19(2):122-8

Gerwin RD. Diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014; 25(2):341-55

Grieve R, Barnett S, Coghill N, Cramp F. The prevalence of latent myofascial trigger points and diagnostic criteria of the triceps surae and upper trapezius: a cross sectional study. Physiotherapy 2013; 99(4):278-84

Jaeger B. Myofascial trigger point pain. Alpha Omegan. 2013; 106(1-2):14-22

Shankar H, Cummings C. Ultrasound imaging of embedded shrapnel facilitates diagnosis and management of myofascial pain syndrome. Pain Pract 2013; 13:405-8

Thomas K, Shankar H. Targeting myofascial taut bands by ultrasound. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2013; 17:349

Shankar H, Reddy S. Two- and three-dimensional ultrasound imaging to facilitate detection and targeting of taut bands in myofascial pain syndrome. Pain Med. 2012; 13(7):971-5

Bron C, Dommerholt JD. Etiology of myofascial trigger points. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012; 16(5):439-44

Haddad DS, Brioschi ML, Arita ES. Thermographic and clinical correlation of myofascial trigger points in the masticatory muscles. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2012; 41(8):621-9

Ballyns JJ, Shah JP, Hammond J, Gebreab T, Gerber LH, Sikdar S. Objective sonographic measures for characterizing myofascial trigger points associated with cervical pain. J Ultrasound Med 2011; 30:1331-40

Rha DW, Shin JC, Kim YK et al. Detecting local twitch responses of myofascial trigger points in the lower-back muscles using ultrasonography. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 92:1576-1580

Sikdar S, Ortiz R, Gebreab T, Gerber LH, Shah JP. Understanding the vascular environment of myofascial trigger points using ultrasonic imaging and computational modeling. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010; 1:5302-5

Sikdar S, Shah JP, Gilliams E et al. Novel applications of ultrasound technology to visualize and characterize myofascial trigger points and surrounding soft tissue. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009; 90(11):1829-1838

Chen Q, Basford JR, An KN. Ability of magnetic resonance elastography to assess taut bands. Clinical Biomechanics 2008; 23(5):623-9

Simons DG. New views of myofascial trigger points: etiology and diagnosis.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Jan; 89(1):157-9

Myburgh C, Larsen AH, Hartvigsen J. A systematic, critical review of manual palpation for identifying myofascial triggers points: evidence and clinical significance. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89(6):1169-76

Bron C, Franssen J, Wensing M, Oostendorp RA. Inter-rater reliability of palpation of myofascial trigger points in three shoulder muscles. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2007; 15(4):203-15

Chen Q, Bensamoun S, Basford JR et al. Identification and quantification of myofascial taut bands with magnetic resonance elastography. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007; 88(12):1658-61

Tough EA, Write AR, Richards SS, Campbell J. Variability of criteria used to diagnose myofascial trigger point pain syndrome: evidence from a review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain 2007; 23(3):278-86

Hsieh CY, Hong CZ, Adams AH, Platt KJ, Danielson CD, Hoehler FK, Tobis JS. Interexaminer reliability of the palpation of trigger points in the trunk and lower limb muscles. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2000 Mar; 81(3):258-64

Gerwin RD, Shannon S, Hong CZ, Hubbard D, Gevirtz R. Interrater reliability in myofascial trigger point examination. Pain. 1997 Jan; 69(1-2):65-73

 

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Onik G, Kasprzyk T, Knapik K, Wieczorek K, Sieroń D, Sieroń A, Cholewka A, Sieroń K. Myofascial Trigger Points Therapy Modifies Thermal Map of Gluteal Region. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Feb 20;2020:4328253. doi: 10.1155/2020/4328253. PMID: 32149107; PMCID: PMC7053472.

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Kodama K, Takamoto K, Nishimaru H, Matsumoto J, Takamura Y, Sakai S, Ono T, Nishijo H. Analgesic Effects of Compression at Trigger Points Are Associated With Reduction of Frontal Polar Cortical Activity as Well as Functional Connectivity Between the Frontal Polar Area and Insula in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial. Front Syst Neurosci. 2019 Nov 13;13:68. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2019.00068. Erratum in: Front Syst Neurosci. 2020 Jan 23;13:81. PMID: 31798422; PMCID: PMC6863771.

Li L, Huang Q, Barbero M, Liu L, Nguyen T, Xu A, Ji L. Proteins and Signaling Pathways Response to Dry Needling Combined with Static Stretching Treatment for Chronic Myofascial Pain in a RAT Model: An Explorative Proteomic Study. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Jan 29;20(3):564. doi: 10.3390/ijms20030564. PMID: 30699921; PMCID: PMC6387358.

Li LH, Huang QM, Barbero M, Liu L, Nguyen TT, Beretta-Piccoli M, Xu AL, Ji LJ. Quantitative proteomics analysis to identify biomarkers of chronic myofascial pain and therapeutic targets of dry needling in a rat model of myofascial trigger points. J Pain Res. 2019 Jan 7;12:283-298. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S185916. PMID: 30662282; PMCID: PMC6327913.

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Girasol CE, Dibai-Filho AV, de Oliveira AK, de Jesus Guirro RR. Correlation Between Skin Temperature Over Myofascial Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle and Range of Motion, Electromyographic Activity, and Pain in Chronic Neck Pain Patients. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018; 41(4):350-357

Dibai-Filho AV, Barros MA, de Oliveira AK, de Jesus Guirro RR. Electrical impedance of the torso is associated with the pressure pain threshold on myofascialtrigger points in patients with chronic neck pain: A cross-sectional study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2018; 31(2):275-284

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Méthodes manuelles

Dayanır IO, Birinci T, Kaya Mutlu E, Akcetin MA, Akdemir AO. Comparison of Three Manual Therapy Techniques as Trigger Point Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Apr;26(4):291-299. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0435. Epub 2020 Feb 5. PMID: 32023423.

Esparza D, Aladro-Gonzalvo AR, Rybarczyk Y. Effects of Local Ischemic Compression on Upper Limb Latent Myofascial Trigger Points: A Study of Subjective Pain and Linear Motor Performance. Rehabil Res Pract. 2019 Mar 4;2019:5360924. doi: 10.1155/2019/5360924. PMID: 30956821; PMCID: PMC6425406.

Pecos-Martin D, Ponce-Castro MJ, Jiménez-Rejano JJ, Nunez-Nagy S, Calvo-Lobo C, Gallego-Izquierdo T. Immediate effects of variable durations of pressure release technique on latent myofascial trigger points of the levator scapulae: a double-blinded randomised clinical trial. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun;37(3):141-150. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2018-011738. Epub 2019 May 7. PMID: 31060367.

Moraska AF, Schmiege SJ, Mann JD, Butryn N, Krutsch JP. Responsiveness of Myofascial Trigger Points to Single and Multiple Trigger Point Release Massages: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017; 96 (9): 639-645

Jafari M, Bahrpeyma F, Togha M. Effect of ischemic compression for cervicogenic headache and elastic behavior of active triggerpoint in the sternocleidomastoid muscle using ultrasound imaging. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017; 21 (4): 933-939.

Cagnie B, Castelein B, Pollie F, Steelant L, Verhoeyen H, Cools A. Evidence for the Use of Ischemic Compression and Dry Needling in the Management of Trigger Points of the Upper Trapezius in Patients with Neck Pain: A Systematic Review. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jul;94(7):573-83

Takamoto K, Bito I, Urakawa S, Sakai S, Kigawa M, Ono T, Nishijo H. Effects of compression at myofascial trigger points in patients with acute low back pain: A randomized controlled trial. Eur J Pain. 2015 Sep;19(8):1186-96.

Oliveira-Campelo NM, de Melo CA, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Machado JP. Short- and medium-term effects of manual therapy on cervical active range of motion and pressure pain sensitivity in latent myofascial pain of the upper trapezius muscle: a randomized controlled trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2013; 36: 300-9

Cagnie B, Dewitte V, Coppieters I, Van Oosterwijck J, Cools A, Danneels L. Effect of ischemic compression on trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles in office workers: a cohort study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2013; 36: 482-9

Kim SA, Oh KY, Choi WH, Kim IK. Ischemic compression after trigger point injection affect the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Ann Rehabil Med 2013; 37: 541-6

Grieve R, Cranston A, Henderson A, John R, Malone G, Mayall C. The immediate effect of triceps surae myofascial trigger point therapy on restricted active ankle joint dorsiflexion in recreational runners: a crossover randomised controlled trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2013; 17: 453-61

González-Iglesias J, Cleland JA, Neto F, Hall T, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiother Theory Pract 2013; 29: 586-95

Grieve R, Clark J, Pearson E, Bullock S, Boyer C, Jarrett A. The immediate effect of soleus trigger point pressure release on restricted ankle joint dorsiflexion: A pilot randomised controlled trial. J Bodywork Mov Ther 2011; 15: 42-9

Hains G, Descarreaux M, Lamy AM, Hains F. A randomized controlled (intervention) trial of ischemic compression therapy for chronic carpal tunnel syndrome. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2010; 54: 155-163

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Wang YH, Ding XL, Zhang Y, Chen J, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Yue SW. Ischemic compression block attenuates mechanical hyperalgesia evoked from latent myofascial trigger points. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Dec 25

Aguilera FJ, Martín DP, Masanet RA, Botella AC, Soler LB, Morell FB. Immediate effect of ultrasound and ischemic compression techniques for the treatment of trapezius latent myofascial trigger points in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Sep;32(7):515-20

Takamoto K, Sakai S, Hori E, Urakawa S, Umeno K, Ono T, Nishijo H. Compression on trigger points in the leg muscle increases parasympathetic nervous activity based on heart rate variability. J Physiol Sci. 2009 May;59(3):191-7. Epub 2009 Feb 21

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Vernon H, Schneider M. Chiropractic management of myofascial trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2009; 32: 14-24

Fernández de las Peñas C, Cleland JA, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. Predictor variables for identifying patients with chronic tension type headache who are likely to achieve short-term success with muscle trigger point therapy. Cephalalgia 2008; 28 (3): 264-275.

Ruiz Sáez M, Fernández de las Peñas C, Rodríguez Blanco C, Martínez Segura R, García León R. Changes in pressure pain sensitivity in latent myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle following a cervical spine manipulation in pain-free subjects. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007; 30 (8): 578-583.

Dry Needling

Matsel K, Davies C, Uhl T. The Long-Term Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling and Exercise for Individuals With Shoulder Pain: A Critically Appraised Topic. J Sport Rehabil. 2020 Sep 1:1-6. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2019-0525. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32871549.

Dunning J, Butts R, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Walsh S, Goult C, Gillett B, Arias-Buria JL, Garcia J, Young IA. Spinal Manipulation and Electrical Dry Needling in Patients With Subacromial Pain Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Aug 28:1-46. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.9785. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32857944.

Kharazmi AS, Okhovatian F, Baghban AA, Mosallanezhad Z, Kojidi MM, Azimi H. Effects of dry needling on symptomatic hallux valgus: A randomized single blind clinical trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2020 Jul;24(3):246-251. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.02.016. Epub 2020 Feb 24. PMID: 32825996.

Cuenca Zaldívar JN, Calvo S, Bravo-Esteban E, Oliva Ruiz P, Santi-Cano MJ, Herrero P. Effectiveness of dry needling for upper extremity spasticity, quality of life and function in subacute phase stroke patients. Acupunct Med. 2020 Aug 20:964528420947426. doi: 10.1177/0964528420947426. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32815384.

Ma YT, Li LH, Han Q, Wang XL, Jia PY, Huang QM, Zheng YJ. Effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling on Neuromuscular Performance and Pain of Individuals Affected by Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pain Res. 2020 Jul 7;13:1677-1686. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S240376. PMID: 32753943; PMCID: PMC7354013.

Rahou-El-Bachiri Y, Navarro-Santana MJ, Gómez-Chiguano GF, Cleland JA, López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Ortega-Santiago R, Plaza-Manzano G. Effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling for the Management of Knee Pain Syndromes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 2020 Jun 29;9(7):2044. doi: 10.3390/jcm9072044. PMID: 32610659; PMCID: PMC7409136.

Navarro-Santana MJ, Sanchez-Infante J, Gómez-Chiguano GF, Cleland JA, López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Plaza-Manzano G. Effects of trigger point dry needling on lateral epicondylalgia of musculoskeletal origin: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2020 Jun 23:269215520937468. doi: 10.1177/0269215520937468. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32576044.

Rezaeian T, Mosallanezhad Z, Nourbakhsh MR, Norouzi M, Sajedi F. Effects of dry needling technique into trigger points of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in migraine headache: A randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Jun 15. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001504. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32544109.

Ceballos-Laita L, Jiménez-Del-Barrio S, Marín-Zurdo J, Moreno-Calvo A, Marín-Boné J, Albarova-Corral MI, Estébanez-de-Miguel E. Effects of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and psychological distress in patients with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2020 Jun;51:102443. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102443. Epub 2020 May 18. PMID: 32507443.

Hernández-Ortíz AR, Ponce-Luceño R, Sáez-Sánchez C, García-Sánchez O, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI. Changes in Muscle Tone, Function, and Pain in the Chronic Hemiparetic Shoulder after Dry Needling Within or Outside Trigger Points in Stroke Patients: A Crossover Randomized Clinical Trial. Pain Med. 2020 Jun 3:pnaa132. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa132. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32488238.

Funk MF, Frisina-Deyo AJ. Dry needling for spine related disorders: a scoping review. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 May 11;28(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12998-020-00310-z. PMID: 32393383; PMCID: PMC7212610.

Valiente-Castrillo P, Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Calvo-Lobo C, Beltran-Alacreu H, Fernández-Carnero J. Effects of pain neuroscience education and dry needling for the management of patients with chronic myofascial neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Acupunct Med. 2020 May 5:964528420920300. doi: 10.1177/0964528420920300. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32370545.

Bagcier F, Yilmaz N. The Impact of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling Combination on Pain and Functionality in the Patients Diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jul-Aug;59(4):689-693. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2019.09.038. Epub 2020 Apr 25. PMID: 32340838.

Behrangrad S, Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi M, Kordi Yoosefinejad A, Esmaeilnejadganji SM. Comparison of dry needling and ischaemic compression techniques on pain and function in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomised clinical trial. Acupunct Med. 2020 Apr 27:964528420912253. doi: 10.1177/0964528420912253. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32338532.

Ghannadi S, Shariat A, Ansari NN, Tavakol Z, Honarpishe R, Dommerholt J, Noormohammadpour P, Ingle L. The Effect of Dry Needling on Lower Limb Dysfunction in Poststroke Survivors. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Jun;29(6):104814. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.104814. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32327366.

Loizidis T, Nikodelis T, Bakas E, Kollias I. The effects of dry needling on pain relief and functional balance in patients with sub-chronic low back pain. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2020 Apr 7. doi: 10.3233/BMR-181265. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32310156.

Stieven FF, Ferreira GE, Wiebusch M, de Araújo FX, da Rosa LHT, Silva MF. Dry Needling Combined With Guideline-Based Physical Therapy Provides No Added Benefit in the Management of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Aug;50(8):447-454. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.9389. Epub 2020 Apr 9. PMID: 32272030.

Rozenfeld E, Sapoznikov Sebakhutu E, Krieger Y, Kalichman L. Dry needling for scar treatment. Acupunct Med. 2020 Mar 30:964528420912255. doi: 10.1177/0964528420912255. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32228036.

Arias-Buría JL, Monroy-Acevedo Á, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Gallego-Sendarrubias GM, Ortega-Santiago R, Plaza-Manzano G. Effects of dry needling of active trigger points in the scalene muscles in individuals with mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Acupunct Med. 2020 Mar 30:964528420912254. doi: 10.1177/0964528420912254. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32228029.

Benito-de-Pedro M, Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo R, Elena Losa-Iglesias M, Rodríguez-Sanz D, López-López D, Palomo-López P, Mazoteras-Pardo V, Calvo-Lobo AC. Effectiveness of Deep Dry Needling vs Ischemic Compression in the Latent Myofascial Trigger Points of the Shortened Triceps Surae from Triathletes on Ankle Dorsiflexion, Dynamic, and Static Plantar Pressure Distribution: A Clinical Trial. Pain Med. 2020 Feb 1;21(2):e172-e181. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz222. PMID: 31502640.

Zarei H, Bervis S, Piroozi S, Motealleh A. Added Value of Gluteus Medius and Quadratus Lumborum Dry Needling in Improving Knee Pain and Function in Female Athletes With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Feb;101(2):265-274. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.07.009. Epub 2019 Aug 26. PMID: 31465756.

Gattie E, Cleland JA, Snodgrass S. A survey of American physical therapists' current practice of dry needling: Practice patterns and adverse events. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020 Sep 5;50:102255. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102255. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32932050.

Taşkesen F, Cezairli B. The effectiveness of the masseteric nerve block compared with trigger point injections and dry needling in myofascial pain [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 16]. Cranio. 2020;1-6. doi:10.1080/08869634.2020.1820686

Gallego-Sendarrubias GM, Rodríguez-Sanz D, Calvo-Lobo C, Martín JL. Efficacy of dry needling as an adjunct to manual therapy for patients with chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomised clinical trial. Acupunct Med. 2020 Aug;38(4):244-254. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2018-011682. Epub 2020 Mar 23. PMID: 32202124.

Dommerholt J. How have the views on myofascial pain and its treatment evolved in the past 20 years? From spray and stretch and injections to pain science, dry needling and fascial treatments. Pain Manag. 2020 Mar;10(2):63-66. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2019-0055. Epub 2020 Mar 3. PMID: 32122252.

Boyce D, Wempe H, Campbell C, Fuehne S, Zylstra E, Smith G, Wingard C, Jones R. ADVERSE EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THERAPEUTIC DRY NEEDLING. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Feb;15(1):103-113. PMID: 32089962; PMCID: PMC7015026.

Halle R, Crowell M, Goss D. DRY NEEDLING AND PHYSICAL THERAPY VERSUS PHYSICAL THERAPY ALONE FOLLOWING SHOULDER STABILIZATION REPAIR: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Feb;15(1):81-102. PMID: 32089961; PMCID: PMC7015024.

Cushman DM, Cummings K, Skinner L, Holman A, Haight P, Brobeck M, Teramoto M, Tang C. Postrace Dry Needling Does Not Reduce Subsequent Soreness and Cramping-A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 Feb 13. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000794. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32058451.

Koszalinski A, Flynn T, Hellman M, Cleland JA. Trigger point dry needling, manual therapy and exercise versus manual therapy and exercise for the management of Achilles tendinopathy: a feasibility study. J Man Manip Ther. 2020 Sep;28(4):212-221. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2020.1719299. Epub 2020 Feb 12. PMID: 32048918.

Wang-Price S, Zafereo J, Couch Z, Brizzolara K, Heins T, Smith L. Short-term effects of two deep dry needling techniques on pressure pain thresholds and electromyographic amplitude of the lumbosacral multifidus in patients with low back pain - a randomized clinical trial. J Man Manip Ther. 2020 Jan 17:1-12. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2020.1714165. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31960773.

Vázquez-Justes D, Yarzábal-Rodríguez R, Doménech-García V, Herrero P, Bellosta-López P. Effectiveness of dry needling for headache: A systematic review. Neurologia. 2020 Jan 13:S0213-4853(19)30144-6. English, Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2019.09.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31948718.

Stoychev V, Finestone AS, Kalichman L. Dry Needling as a Treatment Modality for Tendinopathy: a Narrative Review. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2020 Feb;13(1):133-140. doi: 10.1007/s12178-020-09608-0. PMID: 31942676; PMCID: PMC7083985.

Baraja-Vegas L, Martín-Rodríguez S, Piqueras-Sanchiz F, Martín-Ruiz J, Yeste Fabregat M, Florencio LL, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Electromyographic Activity Evolution of Local Twitch Responses During Dry Needling of Latent Trigger Points in the Gastrocnemius Muscle: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pain Med. 2020 Jun 1;21(6):1224-1229. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz182. PMID: 31361323.

Sánchez Romero EA, Fernández-Carnero J, Calvo-Lobo C, Ochoa Sáez V, Burgos Caballero V, Pecos-Martín D. Is a Combination of Exercise and Dry Needling Effective for Knee OA? Pain Med. 2020 Feb 1;21(2):349-363. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz036. PMID: 30889250.

Özden MC PhD, Atalay B DDS, MSc, PhD, Özden AV DDS, PhD, Çankaya A DDS, PhD, Kolay E PhD, Yıldırım S DDS, PhD. Efficacy of dry needling in patients with myofascial temporomandibular disorders related to the masseter muscle. Cranio. 2020 Sep;38(5):305-311. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2018.1526848. Epub 2018 Oct 9. PMID: 30296920.

McDevitt AW, Snodgrass SJ, Cleland JA, Leibold MBR, Krause LA, Mintken PE. Treatment of individuals with chronic bicipital tendinopathy using dry needling, eccentric-concentric exercise and stretching; a case series. Physiother Theory Pract. 2020 Mar;36(3):397-407. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1488023. Epub 2018 Jun 22. PMID: 29932797.

Mansfield CJ, Harr M, Briggs M, Onate J, Boucher LC. Safety of dry needling to the upper lumbar spine: a pilot cadaver study. J Man Manip Ther. 2020 May;28(2):111-118. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1708593. Epub 2019 Dec 25. PMID: 31875462; PMCID: PMC7170390.

Togha M, Bahrpeyma F, Jafari M, Nasiri A. A sonographic comparison of the effect of dry needling and ischemic compression on the active trigger point of the sternocleidomastoid muscle associated with cervicogenic headache: A randomized trial. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2019 Nov 21. doi: 10.3233/BMR-171077. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31815684.

Aksu Ö, Pekin Doğan Y, Sayıner Çağlar N, Şener BM. Comparison of the efficacy of dry needling and trigger point injections with exercise in temporomandibular myofascial pain treatment. Turk J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Aug 20;65(3):228-235. doi: 10.5606/tftrd.2019.1802. PMID: 31663071; PMCID: PMC6797918.

Benito-de-Pedro M, Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo R, Losa-Iglesias ME, Rodríguez-Sanz D, López-López D, Cosín-Matamoros J, Martínez-Jiménez EM, Calvo-Lobo C. Effectiveness between Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression in the Triceps Surae Latent Myofascial Trigger Points of Triathletes on Pressure Pain Threshold and Thermography: A Single Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Med. 2019 Oct 5;8(10):1632. doi: 10.3390/jcm8101632. PMID: 31590390; PMCID: PMC6832626.

Charles D, Hudgins T, MacNaughton J, Newman E, Tan J, Wigger M. A systematic review of manual therapy techniques, dry cupping and dry needling in the reduction of myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2019 Jul;23(3):539-546. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2019.04.001. Epub 2019 Apr 4. PMID: 31563367.

Morgan BC, Deyle GD, Petersen EJ, Allen CS, Koppenhaver SL. DRY NEEDLING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS MEETING CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR SUBACROMIAL PAIN SYNDROME: A CASE SERIES. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jul;14(4):637-654. PMID: 31440414; PMCID: PMC6670052.

Tabatabaiee A, Takamjani IE, Sarrafzadeh J, Salehi R, Ahmadi M. Ultrasound-guided dry needling decreases pain in patients with piriformis syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2019 Nov;60(5):558-565. doi: 10.1002/mus.26671. Epub 2019 Aug 27. PMID: 31415092.

Braithwaite FA, Walters JL, Li LSK, Moseley GL, Williams MT, McEvoy MP. Blinding Strategies in Dry Needling Trials: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Phys Ther. 2019 Nov 25;99(11):1461-1480. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzz111. PMID: 31373369.

Ceballos-Laita L, Jiménez-Del-Barrio S, Marín-Zurdo J, Moreno-Calvo A, Marín-Boné J, Albarova-Corral MI, Estébanez-de-Miguel E. Effects of dry needling in HIP muscles in patients with HIP osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2019 Oct;43:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.07.006. Epub 2019 Jul 24. PMID: 31352178.

Luan S, Zhu ZM, Ruan JL, Lin CN, Ke SJ, Xin WJ, Liu CC, Wu SL, Ma C. Randomized Trial on Comparison of the Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling in Myofascial Trigger Points. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Aug;98(8):677-684. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001173. PMID: 31318748.

Sillevis R, Van Duijn J, Shamus E, Hard M. Time effect for in-situ dry needling on the autonomic nervous system, a pilot study. Physiother Theory Pract. 2019 Jul 17:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1644691. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31313606.

Kütük SG, Özkan Y, Kütük M, Özdaş T. Comparison of the Efficacies of Dry Needling and Botox Methods in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Affecting the Temporomandibular Joint. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Jul;30(5):1556-1559. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005473. PMID: 31299766.

Ferrer-Peña R, Calvo-Lobo C, Gómez M, Muñoz-García D. Prediction Model for Choosing Needle Length to Minimize Risk of Median Nerve Puncture With Dry Needling of the Pronator Teres. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2019 Jun;42(5):366-371. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.11.020. Epub 2019 Jun 29. PMID: 31262581.

Ziaeifar M, Arab AM, Mosallanezhad Z, Nourbakhsh MR. Dry needling versus trigger point compression of the upper trapezius: a randomized clinical trial with two-week and three-month follow-up. J Man Manip Ther. 2019 Jul;27(3):152-161. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2018.1530421. Epub 2018 Oct 15. PMID: 30935341; PMCID: PMC6598483.

Kearns G, Fernández-De-Las-Peñas C, Brismée JM, Gan J, Doidge J. New perspectives on dry needling following a medical model: are we screening our patients sufficiently? J Man Manip Ther. 2019 Jul;27(3):172-179. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1567011. Epub 2019 Jan 19. PMID: 30935332; PMCID: PMC6598537.

Griswold D, Gargano F, Learman KE. A randomized clinical trial comparing non-thrust manipulation with segmental and distal dry needling on pain, disability, and rate of recovery for patients with non-specific low back pain. J Man Manip Ther. 2019 Jul;27(3):141-151. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1574389. Epub 2019 Feb 9. PMID: 30935327; PMCID: PMC6598540.

Ball AM, Finnegan M, Koppenhaver S, Freres W, Dommerholt J, Mayoral Del Moral O, Bron C, Moore R, Ball EE, Gaffney EE. The relative risk to the femoral nerve as a function of patient positioning: potential implications for trigger point dry needling of the iliacus muscle. J Man Manip Ther. 2019 Jul;27(3):162-171. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1568699. Epub 2019 Feb 20. PMID: 30935326; PMCID: PMC6598541.

Griswold D, Wilhelm M, Donaldson M, Learman K, Cleland J. The effectiveness of superficial versus deep dry needling or acupuncture for reducing pain and disability in individuals with spine-related painful conditions: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Man Manip Ther. 2019 Jul;27(3):128-140. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2019.1589030. Epub 2019 Mar 19. PMID: 30935320; PMCID: PMC6598484.

Tesch RS, Macedo LCDSP, Fernandes FS, Goffredo Filho GS, Goes CPQF. Effectiveness of dry needling on the local pressure pain threshold in patients with masticatory myofascial pain. Systematic review and preliminary clinical trial. Cranio. 2019 Mar 27:1-9. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2019.1588518. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30916621.

Uygur E, Aktaş B, Eceviz E, Yilmazoğlu EG, Poyanli O. Preliminary Report on the Role of Dry Needling Versus Corticosteroid Injection, an Effective Treatment Method for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Mar;58(2):301-305. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.058. PMID: 30850099.

Vas L, Pai R. Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling As a Treatment For Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome - A Case Series of Twenty Patients. Indian J Palliat Care. 2019 Jan-Mar;25(1):93-102. doi: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_24_18. PMID: 30820110; PMCID: PMC6388608.

Gildir S, Tüzün EH, Eroğlu G, Eker L. A randomized trial of trigger point dry needling versus sham needling for chronic tension-type headache. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Feb;98(8):e14520. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014520. PMID: 30813155; PMCID: PMC6408118.

Baraja-Vegas L, Martín-Rodríguez S, Piqueras-Sanchiz F, Faundez-Aguilera J, Bautista IJ, Barrios C, Garcia-Escudero M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Localization of Muscle Edema and Changes on Muscle Contractility After Dry Needling of Latent Trigger Points in the Gastrocnemius Muscle. Pain Med. 2019 Jul 1;20(7):1387-1394. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny306. Erratum in: Pain Med. 2020 Apr 1;21(4):880. PMID: 30715456.

Rajkannan P, Vijayaraghavan R. Dry needling in chronic abdominal wall pain of uncertain origin. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2019 Jan;23(1):94-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.01.004. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 30691770.

Walsh R, Kinsella S, McEvoy J. The effects of dry needling and radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy on latent trigger point sensitivity in the quadriceps: A randomised control pilot study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2019 Jan;23(1):82-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.02.010. Epub 2018 Feb 11. PMID: 30691767.

Al-Boloushi Z, Gómez-Trullén EM, Bellosta-López P, López-Royo MP, Fernández D, Herrero P. Comparing two dry needling interventions for plantar heel pain: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial. J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Jan 25;14(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s13018-019-1066-4. PMID: 30683124; PMCID: PMC6347763.

Patel N, Patel M, Poustinchian B. Dry Needling-Induced Pneumothorax. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019 Jan 1;119(1):59-62. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2019.009. PMID: 30615043.

Yargic MP, Kurklu GB. Reflex anoxic seizures (RAS) during dry needling. Hippokratia. 2019 Jan-Mar;23(1):45-46. PMID: 32256040; PMCID: PMC7124879.

Tabatabaiee A, Ebrahimi-Takamjani I, Ahmadi A, Sarrafzadeh J, Emrani A. Comparison of pressure release, phonophoresis and dry needling in treatment of latent myofascial trigger point of upper trapezius muscle. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2019;32(4):587-594. doi: 10.3233/BMR-181302. PMID: 30584120.

McDowell JM, Kohut SH, Betts D. Safe acupuncture and dry needling during pregnancy: New Zealand physiotherapists' opinion and practice. J Integr Med. 2019 Jan;17(1):30-37. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2018.11.006. Epub 2018 Nov 28. PMID: 30528519.

Ansari NN, Alaei P, Naghdi S, Fakhari Z, Komesh S, Dommerholt J. Immediate Effects of Dry Needling as a Novel Strategy for Hamstring Flexibility: A Single-Blinded Clinical Pilot Study. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 May 23:1-6. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2018-0013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30526283.

Ronel D, Gabbay O, Esterson A, Brand R, Vulfsons S. Response to the Letter by Weisman et al on: Twenty Thousand Needles Under the Sea: Trigger Point Dry Needling Aboard an Israeli Navy Submarine. A Case Report. Mil Med. 2019 Jan 1;184(1-2):23. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy238. PMID: 30517683.

Hando BR, Rhon DI, Cleland JA, Snodgrass SJ. Dry needling in addition to standard physical therapy treatment for sub-acromial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial protocol. Braz J Phys Ther. 2019 Jul-Aug;23(4):355-363. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.010. Epub 2018 Nov 6. PMID: 30455091; PMCID: PMC6630109.

Abate M, Di Carlo L, Salini V. Platelet rich plasma compared to dry needling in the treatment of non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Phys Sportsmed. 2019 May;47(2):232-237. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2018.1548886. Epub 2018 Nov 21. PMID: 30427252.

Cruz-Montecinos C, Núñez-Cortés R, Bruna-Melo T, Tapia C, Becerra P, Pavez N, Pérez-Alenda S. Dry needling technique decreases spasticity and improves general functioning in incomplete spinal cord injury: A case report. J Spinal Cord Med. 2020 May;43(3):414-418. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1533316. Epub 2018 Oct 22. PMID: 30346254; PMCID: PMC7241526.

Mitchell UH, Johnson AW, Larson RE, Seamons CT. Positional changes in distance to the pleura and in muscle thickness for dry needling. Physiotherapy. 2019 Sep;105(3):362-369. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2018.08.002. Epub 2018 Aug 18. PMID: 30343872.

Berrigan WA, Whitehair CL, Zorowitz RD. Acute Spinal Epidural Hematoma as a Complication of Dry Needling: A Case Report. PM R. 2019 Mar;11(3):313-316. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.07.009. Epub 2019 Feb 22. PMID: 30036680.

Aydin T, Dernek B, Sentürk Ege T, Karan A, Aksoy C. The Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Exercise Therapy in Patients with Dizziness Caused By Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Prospective Randomized Clinical Study. Pain Med. 2019 Jan 1;20(1):153-160. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny072. PMID: 29718418.

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Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Mesa-Jiménez JA, Paredes-Mancilla JA, Koppenhaver SL, Fernández-Carnero S. Cadaveric and Ultrasonographic Validation of Needling Placement in the Cervical Multifidus Muscle. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017; 40(5):365-370

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Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Rettig C, Davis J, Nelson C, Su J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Hebert JJ. The association between dry needling-induced twitch response and change in pain and muscle function in patients with low back pain: a quasi-experimental study. Physiotherapy. 2017; 103(2):131-137

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Autres méthodes de thérapie

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Li L, Huang F, Huang Q, Liu L, Opoku Antwi E, Nguyen T. Compression of Myofascial Trigger Points With a Foam Roller or Ball for Exercise-induced Anterior Knee Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Altern Ther Health Med. 2020 May;26(3):16-23. PMID: 32445557.

Renner T, Sollmann N, Heinen F, Albers L, Trepte-Freisleder F, Klose B, König H, Krieg SM, Bonfert MV, Landgraf MN. Alleviation of migraine symptoms by application of repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation to myofascial trigger points of neck and shoulder muscles - A randomized trial. Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 6;10(1):5954. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62701-9. PMID: 32249788; PMCID: PMC7136237.

Petrofsky J, Laymon M, Lee H. Local heating of trigger points reduces neck and plantar fascia pain. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2020;33(1):21-28. doi: 10.3233/BMR-181222. PMID: 31594202.

Arias-Buría JL, Franco-Hidalgo-Chacón MM, Cleland JA, Palacios-Ceña M, Fuensalida-Novo S, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Effects of Kinesio Taping on Post-Needling Induced Pain After Dry Needling of Active Trigger Point in Individuals With Mechanical Neck Pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Jan;43(1):32-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.02.011. Epub 2020 Feb 13. PMID: 32061417.

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Kisilewicz A, Janusiak M, Szafraniec R, Smoter M, Ciszek B, Madeleine P, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Kawczyński A. Changes in Muscle Stiffness of the Trapezius Muscle After Application of Ischemic Compression into Myofascial Trigger Points in Professional Basketball Players. J Hum Kinet. 2018; 64:35-45

Gomes CAFP, Dibai-Filho AV, Politti F, Gonzalez TO, Biasotto-Gonzalez DA. Combined Use of Diadynamic Currents and Manual Therapy on Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018; 41(6):475-482

Falsiroli Maistrello L, Geri T, Gianola S, Zaninetti M, Testa M. Effectiveness of Trigger Point Manual Treatment on the Frequency, Intensity, and Duration of Attacks in Primary Headaches: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Front Neurol. 2018; 9:254

Mata Diz JB, de Souza JR, Leopoldino AA, Oliveira VC. Exercise, especially combined stretching and strengthening exercise, reduces myofascial pain: a systematic review. J Physiother. 2017; 63(1):17-22

Dibai-Filho AV, de Oliveira AK, Girasol CE, Dias FR, Guirro RR. Additional Effect of Static Ultrasound and Diadynamic Currents on Myofascial Trigger Points in a Manual Therapy Program for Patients With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017; 96(4):243-252

Öztürk G, Külcü DG, Mesci N, Şilte AD, Aydog E. Efficacy of kinesio tape application on pain and muscle strength in patients with myofascial pain syndrome: a placebo-controlled trial. J Phys Ther Sci 2016; 28(4):1074-9

Hashemirad F, Karimi N, Keshavarz R. The effect of Kinesio taping technique on trigger points of the piriformis muscle. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Oct; 20(4):807-814

Abu Taleb W, Rehan Youssef A, Saleh A. The effectiveness of manual versus algometer pressure release techniques for treating active myofascial trigger points of the upper trapezius. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Oct; 20(4):863-869

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Ghanbari A, Askarzadeh S, Petramfar P, Mohamadi M. Migraine responds better to a combination of medical therapy and trigger point management than routine medical therapy alone. NeuroRehabilitation. 2015; 37(1):157-63

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Bae Y. Change the myofascial pain and range of motion of the temporomandibular joint following kinesio taping of latent myofascial trigger points in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014; 26(9):1321-4

Sharan D, Manjula M, Urmi D, Ajeesh P. Effect of yoga on the Myofascial Pain Syndrome of neck. Int J Yoga. 2014; 7(1):54-9

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Sánchez Romero EA, Fernández Carnero J, Villafañe JH, Calvo-Lobo C, Ochoa Sáez V, Burgos Caballero V, Laguarta Val S, Pedersini P, Pecos Martín D. Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients with Mild to Moderate Painful Knee Osteoarthritis: A Secondary Analysis. J Clin Med. 2020 Aug 7;9(8):2561. doi: 10.3390/jcm9082561. PMID: 32784592; PMCID: PMC7464556.

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Ortega-Santiago R, Ríos-León M, Martín-Casas P, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Plaza-Manzano AG. Active Muscle Trigger Points Are Associated with Pain and Related Disability in Patients with Plantar Heel Pain: A Case-Control Study. Pain Med. 2020 May 1;21(5):1032-1038. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz086. PMID: 30986304.

Moriwaki K, Shiroyama K, Yasuda M, Uesugi F. Reversible tactile hypoesthesia associated with myofascial trigger points: a pilot study on prevalence and clinical implications. Pain Rep. 2019 Jul 15;4(4):e772. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000772. PMID: 31579863; PMCID: PMC6727998.

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Castaldo M, Catena A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Arendt-Nielsen L. Widespread Pressure Pain Hypersensitivity, Health History, and Trigger Points in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Preliminary Study. Pain Med. 2019 Dec 1;20(12):2516-2527. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz035. PMID: 30921463.

Ortega-Santiago R, Maestre-Lerga M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Cleland JA, Plaza-Manzano G. Widespread Pressure Pain Sensitivity and Referred Pain from Trigger Points in Patients with Upper Thoracic Spine Pain. Pain Med. 2019 Jul 1;20(7):1379-1386. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz020. PMID: 30821833.

Cigarán-Méndez M, Jiménez-Antona C, Parás-Bravo P, Fuensalida-Novo S, Rodríguez-Jiménez J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Active Trigger Points Are Associated With Anxiety and Widespread Pressure Pain Sensitivity in Women, but not Men, With Tension Type Headache. Pain Pract. 2019 Jun;19(5):522-529. doi: 10.1111/papr.12775. Epub 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30756467.

Villafañe JH, Lopez-Royo MP, Herrero P, Valdes K, Cantero-Téllez R, Pedersini P, Negrini S. Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Poststroke Patients With Painful Shoulders: A Cross-Sectional Study. PM R. 2019 Oct;11(10):1077-1082. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12123. Epub 2019 Apr 16. PMID: 30734521.

Sollmann N, Mathonia N, Weidlich D, Bonfert M, Schroeder SA, Badura KA, Renner T, Trepte-Freisleder F, Ganter C, Krieg SM, Zimmer C, Rummeny EJ, Karampinos DC, Baum T, Landgraf MN, Heinen F. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of the upper trapezius muscles - assessment of myofascial trigger points in patients with migraine. J Headache Pain. 2019 Jan 18;20(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s10194-019-0960-9. PMID: 30658563; PMCID: PMC6734472.

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Ribeiro DC, Belgrave A, Naden A, Fang H, Matthews P, Parshottam S. The prevalence of myofascial trigger points in neck and shoulder-related disorders: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018; 19(1):252

Poluha RL, Grossmann E, Iwaki LCV, Uchimura TT, Santana RG, Iwaki Filho L. Myofascial trigger points in patients with temporomandibular joint disc displacement with reduction: a cross-sectional study. J Appl Oral Sci. 2018; 26:e20170578

Dibai-Filho AV, de Jesus Guirro RR, Koga Ferreira VT, Kelly de Oliveira A, Maria de Almeida A, de Oliveira Guirro EC. Analysis of chronic myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle of breast cancer survivors and women with neck pain. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018; 22(2):237-241

Kim HA, Hwang UJ, Jung SH, Ahn SH, Kim JH, Kwon OY. Comparison of shoulder strength in males with and without myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius. Clin Biomech. 2017; 49:134-138

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Ohmori A, Iranami H, Fujii K, Yamazaki A, Doko Y. Myofascial involvement of supra- and infraspinatus muscles contributes to ipsilateral shoulder pain after muscle-sparing thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013; 27(6):1310-4

Shmushkevich Y, Kalichman L. Myofascial pain in lateral epicondylalgia: a review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013; 17(4):434-9

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Alburquerque-Sendín F, Camargo PR, Vieira A, Salvini TF. Bilateral myofascial trigger points and pressure pain thresholds in the shoulder muscles in patients with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome: a blinded, controlled study. Clin J Pain. 2013; 29:478-86

Gerber LH, Sikdar S, Armstrong K, Diao G, Heimur J, Kopecky J, Turo D, Otto P, Gebreab T, Shah J. A systematic comparison between subjects with no pain and pain associated with active myofascial trigger points. PM R. 2013; 5:931-8

Shmushkevich Y, Kalichman L. Myofascial pain in lateral epicondylalgia: a review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013; 17:434-9

Roach S, Sorenson E, Headley B, San Juan JG. Prevalence of myofascial trigger points in the hip in patellofemoral pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013; 94:522-6

Ohmori A, Iranami H, Fujii K, Yamazaki A, Doko Y. Myofascial involvement of supra- and infraspinatus muscles contributes to ipsilateral shoulder pain after muscle-sparing thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013; 27:1310-4.

Iglesias-González JJ, Muñoz-García MT, Rodrigues-de-Souza DP, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Myofascial trigger points, pain, disability, and sleep quality in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. Pain Med. 2013; 14:1964-70

Hidalgo-Lozano A, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Calderón-Soto C, Domingo-Camara A, Madeleine P, Arroyo-Morales M. Elite swimmers with and without unilateral shoulder pain: mechanical hyperalgesia and active/latent muscle trigger points in neck-shoulder muscles. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013; 23:66-73

Celik D, Mutlu EK. Clinical implication of latent myofascial trigger point. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013; 17:353

Reiestad F, Kulkarni J. Role of myofascial trigger points in post-amputation pain: causation and management. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013; 37:120-3

Sari H, Akarirmak U, Uludag M. Active myofascial trigger points might be more frequent in patients with cervical radiculopathy. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012; 48(2):237-44

Fernández-Pérez AM, Villaverde-Gutiérrez C, Mora-Sánchez A, Alonso-Blanco C, Sterling M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Muscle trigger points, pressure pain threshold, and cervical range of motion in patients with high level of disability related to acute whiplash injury. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012; 42(7):634-41

Alonso-Blanco C, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Zarco-Moreno P, Galán-Del-Río F, Svensson P. Characteristics of referred muscle pain to the head from active trigger points in women with myofascial temporomandibular pain and fibromyalgia syndrome. J Headache Pain. 2012; 13(8):625-37

Henry R, Cahill CM, Wood G, Hroch J, Wilson R, Cupido T, Vandenkerkhof E. Myofascial pain in patients waitlisted for total knee arthroplasty. Pain Res Manag. 2012; 17(5):321-7

Muñoz-Muñoz S, Muñoz-García MT, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Arroyo-Morales M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Myofascial trigger points, pain, disability, and sleep quality in individuals with mechanical neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012; 35(8):608-13

De-la-Llave-Rincon AI, Alonso-Blanco C, Gil-Crujera A, Ambite-Quesada S, Svensson P, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C.Myofascial trigger points in the masticatory muscles in patients with and without chronic mechanical neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012; 35(9):678-84

Chen CK, Nizar AJ. Myofascial pain syndrome in chronic back pain patients. Korean J Pain. 2011; 24:100-4

Bendtsen L, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. The role of muscles in tension-type headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2011; 15:451-8

Gemmell H, Hilland A. Immediate effect of electric point stimulation (TENS) in treating latent upper trapezius trigger points: a double blind randomised placebo-controlled trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2011; 15:348-54

Bron C, de Gast A, Dommerholt J, Stegenga B, Wensing M, Oostendorp RA. Treatment of myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain: a randomized, controlled trial. BMC Med. 2011 Jan 24; 9(1):8

Hidalgo-Lozano A, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Alonso-Blanco C, Ge H-Y, Arendt-Nielsen L, Arroyo-Morales M. Muscle trigger points and pressure pain hyperalgesia in the shoulder muscles in patients with unilateral shoulder impingement: a blinded, controlled study. Exp Brain Res. 2010; 202:915-925

Azadeh H, Dehghani M, Zarezadeh A. Incidence of trapezius myofascial trigger points in patients with the possible carpal tunnel syndrome. J Res Med Sci. 2010; 15:250-5

Srbely JZ. New trends in the treatment and management of myofascial pain syndrome. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2010 Oct; 14(5):346-52

Freeman MD, Nystrom A, Centeno C. Chronic whiplash and central sensitization; an evaluation of the role of a myofascial trigger points in pain modulation. J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj. 2009; 4:2

Qerama E, Kasch H, Fuglsang-Frederiksen A. Occurrence of myofascial pain in patients with possible carpal tunnel syndrome: A single-blinded study. European Journal of Pain. 2009; 13(6):588-91

Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Caminero AB, Madeleine P, Guillem-Mesado A, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Pareja JA. Multiple active myofascial trigger points and pressure pain sensitivity maps in the temporalis muscle are related in chronic tension type headache. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2009 ; 25(6):506-512

Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Referred pain elicited by manual exploration of the lateral rectus muscle in chronic tension type headache. Pain Medicine. 2009; 10(1):43-48

Ge HY, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Madeleine P, Arendt-Nielsen L. Topographical mapping and mechanical pain sensitivity of myofascial trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle. European Journal of Pain. 2008; 12(7):859-865

Fernández Carnero J, Fernández de las Peñas C, De La Llave Rincón AI, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L. Bilateral myofascial trigger points in the forearm muscles in chronic unilateral lateral epicondylalgia; A blinded controlled study. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2008; 24(9):802-807

Kao MJ, Han TI, Kuan TS et al. Myofascial trigger points in early life. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2007; 88(2):251-4

Fernández de las Peñas C, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. Referred pain from trapezius muscle trigger point shares similar characteristics with chronic tension type headache. European Journal of Pain. 2007; 11(4):475-482

Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Arendt-Nielsen L, Simons DG, Pareja JA. Myofascial trigger points and sensitisation: an updated pain model for tension type headache. Cephalalgia. 2007; 27(5):383-393

Fernández de las Peñas C, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. The local and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the temporalis muscle contributes to pain profile in chronic tension type headache. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2007; 23(9):786-792

Fernández Carnero J, Fernández de las Peñas C, De La Llave Rincón AI, Ge HY, Arendt-Nielsen L. Prevalence of and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the forearm muscles in patients with lateral epicondylalgia. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2007; 23(4):353-360

Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Myofascial disorders in the trochlear region in unilateral migraine: a possible initiating or perpetuating factor. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2006; 22(6):548-553

Fernández de las Peñas C, Alonso Blanco C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Trigger points in the suboccipital muscles and forward head posture in tension type headache. Headache. 2006; 46(3):454-460

Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Pareja JA. Myofascial trigger points, neck mobility and forward head posture in unilateral migraine. Cephalalgia. 2006; 26(9):1061-1070

Fernández de las Peñas C, Alonso Blanco C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Myofascial trigger points and their relationship to headache clinical parameters in chronic tension type headache. Headache. 2006; 46(8):1264-1272

Fernández de las Peñas C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, Pareja JA. Referred pain from the trochlear region in tension-type headache: a Myofascial trigger point from the superior oblique muscle. Headache. 2005; 45(6):731-737

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