Unveiling the Potential of Trigger Point Therapy: Exploring its Efficacy in Managing Muscular Spasticity – A Scoping Review

SUMMARY  Background. Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific trigger points to alleviate muscle pain and improve function. This review aims to summarize the evidence on the effectiveness of dry needling in the treatment of neurological conditions, with a specific focus on trigger point targeting. Methods. A … Continued

Neck Muscles Sense of Force in Healthy Individuals and Subjects with Trigger Points of the Upper Trapezius Muscle

SUMMARY Introduction. Trigger points can be the source of radiating pain and may interfere with normal muscle function. The aim of this study is to investigate the neck muscle’s sense of force in subjects with trigger points of the upper trapezius muscle compared with healthy subjects. Materials and methods. In a cross-sectional analytical study, in 40 young subjects … Continued

Iliotibial Band Trigger Points and Plantar Heel Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study

SUMMARY Background. Plantar heel pain (PHP) is a degenerative plantar fascia syndrome that causes irritation under the heel and a functional deformity during weight bearing. Myofascial involvement, along with biomechanical changes due to tight fibrous connections, seems to contribute to this condition. As there is a fascial connection between plantar fascia, and iliotibial band, trigger points in the … Continued