The Comparative Effects of Cupping Massage and Exercise Training in Patients with Trapezius Myofascial Syndrome on Pain, Disability, and Fatigue. A Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. Cupping therapy is one of the treatments for myofascial pain that has not been sufficiently studied. This study aimed to compare the effects of cupping massage and exercise training on pain, disability and Fatigue severity in patients with trapezius myofascial syndrome. Patients and methods. Forty-four patients were randomly divided into two groups of … Continued

Short-Term Outcome of Focused Shock Wave Therapy for Sural Myofascial Pain Syndrome associated with Plantar Fasciitis: a Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. This study aims to describe prevalence and clinical features of the sural myofascial pain syndrome (SMPS) in a population affected by plantar fasciitis and to investigate if a shock wave treatment extended to the gastrocnemius-soleus trigger points is more effective in speeding up the improvement of heel pain and sural myofascial pain than … Continued

The Effectiveness of Trigger Point Injection Plus Kinesio Taping in Myofascial Pain Syndrome: a Randomized, Sham-Controlled Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Objective. Although the trigger point injection (TPI) is the most widely used treatment method in myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), other treatment methods have also been proven to be influential. Even if a certain level of pain relief is achieved after the TPI, this effect persists for a short time and a few treatment sessions are generally required. Hence, … Continued

B mode, Doppler and ultrasound elastography imaging on active trigger point in women with myofascial pain syndrome treated by dry needling

Introduction. Myofascial pain syndrome is a common regional pain characterized with myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in the skeletal muscle fibers. Deep dry needling (DDN) is an effective method used by variety of clinicians in deactivation of these points. The aim of present study was to determine clinical effectiveness and to evaluate gray scale ultrasonography, Sono … Continued