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

Dry Needling

Sánchez-Mila Z, Salom-Moreno J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Effects of dry needling on post-stroke spasticity, motor function and stability limits: a randomised clinical trial. Acupunct Med. 2018; 36(6):358-366

Hu HT, Gao H, Ma RJ, Zhao XF, Tian HF, Li L. Is dry needling effective for low back pain?: A systematic review and PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018; 97(26): e11225

Dunning J, Butts R, Young I, Mourad F, Galante V, Bliton P, Tanner M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin J Pain. 2018; 34(12):1149-1158

Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Fernández-Carnero J, León-Hernández JV, Calvo-Lobo C, Beltran-Alacreu H, Alguacil-Diego I, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Pecos-Martin D. Postneedling Soreness and Tenderness After Different Dosages of Dry Needling of an Active Myofascial Trigger Point in Patients With Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PM R. 2018; 10(12):1311-1320

Hadi S, Khadijeh O, Hadian M, Niloofar AY, Olyaei G, Hossein B, Calvo S, Herrero P. The effect of dry needling on spasticity, gait and muscle architecture in patients with chronic stroke: A case series study. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2018; 25(5):326-332

Arias-Buría JL, Martín-Saborido C, Cleland J, Koppenhaver SL, Plaza-Manzano G, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of the Inclusion of Dry Needling into an Exercise Program for Subacromial Pain Syndrome: Evidence from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Pain Med. 2018; 19(12):2336-2347

McManus R, Cleary M. Radial nerve injury following dry needling. BMJ Case Rep. 2018; 2018 bcr-2017-221302

Yaghoubi Z, Pardehshenas H, Takamjani IE. The effect of upper trapezius muscle dry needling treatment on sleep quality: A case report. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018; 22(2):333-336

Tang L, Li Y, Huang QM, Yang Y. Dry needling at myofascial trigger points mitigates chronic post-stroke shoulder spasticity. Neural Regen Res. 2018; 13(4):673-676

Gaubeca-Gilarranz A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Medina-Torres JR, Seoane-Ruiz JM, Company-Palonés A, Cleland JA, Arias-Buría JL. Effectiveness of dry needling of rectus abdominis trigger points for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised parallel-group trial. Acupunct Med. 2018; 36(5):302-310

Hall ML, Mackie AC, Ribeiro DC. Effects of dry needling trigger point therapy in the shoulder region on patients with upper extremity pain and dysfunction: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Physiotherapy. 2018; 104(2):167-177

Poveda-Pagán EJ, Hernández-Sánchez S, Rhys-Jones-López L, Palazón-Bru A, Lozano-Quijada C. Scanning electron microscopy examination of needle tips after different procedures of deep dry needling in humans. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):17966

Dunning J, Butts R, Henry N, Mourad F, Brannon A, Rodriguez H, Young I, Arias-Buría JL, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Electrical dry needling as an adjunct to exercise, manual therapy and ultrasound for plantar fasciitis: A multi-center randomized clinical trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0205405

Braithwaite FA, Walters JL, Li LSK, Moseley GL, Williams MT, McEvoy MP. Effectiveness and adequacy of blinding in the moderation of pain outcomes: Systematic review and meta-analyses of dry needling trials. PeerJ. 2018; 6:e5318

Mitchell UH, Stoneman P, Larson RE, Page GL. The Construction of Sham Dry Needles and Their Validity. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018; 2018: 9567061

Cerezo-Téllez E, Torres-Lacomba M, Mayoral-Del-Moral O, Pacheco-da-Costa S, Prieto-Merino D, Sánchez-Sánchez B. Health related quality of life improvement in chronic non-specific neck pain: secondary analysis from a single blinded, randomized clinical trial. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018; 16(1):207

Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Mayoral Del Moral O, Gerwin RD, Fernández-Carnero J. Post-needling soreness after myofascial trigger point dry needling: Current status and future research. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018; 22(4):941-946

Fusco P, Di Carlo S, Scimia P, Degan G, Petrucci E, Marinangeli F. Ultrasound-guided Dry Needling Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points for Piriformis Syndrome Management: A Case Series. J Chiropr Med. 2018; 17(3):198-200

Raeissadat SA, Rayegani SM, Sadeghi F, Rahimi-Dehgolan S. Comparison of ozone and lidocaine injection efficacy vs dry needling in myofascial pain syndrome patients. J Pain Res. 2018; 11:1273-1279

Sánchez-Romero EA, Pecos-Martín D, Calvo-Lobo C, Ochoa-Sáez V, Burgos-Caballero V, Fernández-Carnero J. Effects of dry needling in an exercise program for older adults with knee osteoarthritis: A pilot clinical trial. Medicine. 2018; 97(26):e11255

Lopez-Martos R, Gonzalez-Perez LM, Ruiz-Canela-Mendez P, Urresti-Lopez FJ, Gutierrez-Perez JL, Infante-Cossio P. Randomized, double-blind study comparing percutaneous electrolysis and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular myofascial pain. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018; 23(4):e454-e462

Anandkumar S. Effect of dry needling on myofascial pain syndrome of the quadratus femoris: A case report. Physiother Theory Pract. 2018; 34(2):157-164

Liu L, Huang QM, Liu QG, Thitham N, Li LH, Ma YT, Zhao JM. Evidence for Dry Needling in the Management of Myofascial Trigger Points Associated With Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jan; 99(1):144-152

Fernández-Carnero J, Gilarranz-de-Frutos L, León-Hernández JV, Pecos-Martin D, Alguacil-Diego I, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A. Effectiveness of Different Deep Dry Needling Dosages in the Treatment of Patients With Cervical Myofascial Pain: A Pilot RCT. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017; 96(10):726-733

Velázquez-Saornil J, Ruíz-Ruíz B, Rodríguez-Sanz D, Romero-Morales C, López-López D, Calvo-Lobo C. Efficacy of quadriceps vastus medialis dry needling in a rehabilitation protocol after surgical reconstruction of complete anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Medicine. 2017; 96(17):e6726

Anandkumar S M Sc Pt Bpt C-Ompt Cafs Cert Dnt, Manivasagam M Bpt Dyt Comt Fsr Dnp Ces. Effect of fascia dry needling on non-specific thoracic pain – A proposed dry needling grading system. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017; 33(5):420-428

He C, Ma H. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: a meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials. J Pain Res. 2017; 10:1933-1942

Bandy WD, Nelson R, Beamer L. Comparison of dry needling versus sahm on the performance of vertical jump. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017; 12(5):747-751

De Meulemeester KE, Castelein B, Coppieters I, Barbe T, Cools A, Cagnie B. Comparing Trigger Point Dry Needling and Manual Pressure Technique for the Management of Myofascial Neck/Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017; 40(1):11-20

Ratmansky M, Minerbi A, Kalichman L, Kent J, Wende O, Finestone AS, Vulfsons S. Position Statement of the Israeli Society for Musculoskeletal Medicine on Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial Pain Syndrome-A Delphi Process. Pain Pract. 2017; 17(4):438-446

Haser C, Stöggl T, Kriner M, Mikoleit J, Wolfahrt B, Scherr J, Halle M, Pfab F. Effect of Dry Needling on Thigh Muscle Strength and Hip Flexion in Elite Soccer Players. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017; 49(2):378-383

Gerber LH, Sikdar S, Aredo JV, Armstrong K, Rosenberger WF, Shao H, Shah JP. Beneficial Effects of Dry Needling for Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain Persist for 6 Weeks After Treatment Completion. PM R. 2017; 9(2):105-112

Puentedura EJ, Buckingham SJ, Morton D, Montoya C, Fernandez de Las Penas C. Immediate Changes in Resting and Contracted Thickness of Transversus Abdominis After Dry Needling of Lumbar Multifidus in Healthy Participants: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Oct; 40(8):615-623

Perreault T, Dunning J, Butts R. The local twitch response during trigger point dry needling: Is it necessary for successful outcomes? J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017; 21(4):940-947

Tüzün EH, Gıldır S, Angın E, Tecer BH, Dana KÖ, Malkoç M. Effectiveness of dry needling versus a classical physiotherapy program in patients with chronic low-back pain: a single-blind, randomized, controlled trial. J Phys Ther Sci. 2017; 29(9):1502-1509

Uygur E, Aktaş B, Özkut A, Erinç S, Yilmazoglu EG. Dry needling in lateral epicondylitis: a prospective controlled study. Int Orthop. 2017; 41(11):2321-2325

Liu QG, Liu L, Huang QM, Nguyen TT, Ma YT, Zhao JM. Decreased Spontaneous Electrical Activity and Acetylcholine at Myofascial Trigger Spots after Dry Needling Treatment: A Pilot Study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017; 3938191

Espí-López GV, Serra-Añó P, Vicent-Ferrando J, Sánchez-Moreno-Giner M, Arias-Buría JL, Cleland J, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Effectiveness of Inclusion of Dry Needling in a Multimodal Therapy Program for Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Parallel-Group Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017; 47(6):392-401

Salom-Moreno J, Jiménez-Gómez L, Gómez-Ahufinger V, Palacios-Ceña M, Arias-Buría JL, Koppenhaver SL, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Effects of Low-Load Exercise on Postneedling-Induced Pain After Dry Needling of Active Trigger Point in Individuals With Subacromial Pain Syndrome. PM R. 2017; 9(12):1208-1216

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

Brennan KL, Allen BC, Maldonado YM. Dry Needling Versus Cortisone Injection in the Treatment of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: A Noninferiority Randomized Clinical Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017; 47(4):232-239

Gattie E, Cleland JA, Snodgrass S. The Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling for Musculoskeletal Conditions by Physical Therapists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017; 47(3):133-149

Arias-Buría JL, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Palacios-Ceña M, Koppenhaver SL, Salom-Moreno J. Exercises and Dry Needling for Subacromial Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Parallel-Group Trial. J Pain. 2017; 18(1):11-18

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

Calvo-Lobo C, Pacheco-da-Costa S, Hita-Herranz E. Efficacy of Deep Dry Needling on Latent Myofascial Trigger Points in Older Adults With Nonspecific Shoulder Pain: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Pilot Study. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2017; 40(2):63-73

Tsikopoulos K, Tsikopoulos I, Simeonidis E, Papathanasiou E, Haidich AB, Anastasopoulos N, Natsis K. The clinical impact of platelet-rich plasma on tendinopathy compared to placebo or dry needling injections: A meta-analysis. Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Jan; 17:87-94

Morihisa R, Eskew J, McNamara A, Young J. Dry Needling in Subjects with muscular Trigger Points in the lower quarter: A systematic Review. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Feb; 11(1):1-14

Rodríguez-Mansilla J, González-Sánchez B, De Toro García Á, Valera-Donoso E, Garrido-Ardila EM, Jiménez-Palomares M, González López-Arza MV. Effectiveness of dry needling on reducing pain intensity in patients with myofascial pain syndrome: a Meta-analysis. J Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Feb; 36(1):1-13

Mendigutia-Gómez A, Martín-Hernández C, Salom-Moreno J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Effect of Dry Needling on Spasticity, Shoulder Range of Motion, and Pressure Pain Sensitivity in Patients With Stroke: A Crossover Study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Jun; 39(5):348-58

Wang G, Gao Q, Li J, Tian Y, Hou J. Impact of Needle Diameter on Long-Term Dry Needling Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jul; 95(7):483-94

Ortega-Cebrian S, Luchini N, Whiteley R. Dry needling: Effects on activation and passive mechanical properties of the quadriceps, pain and range during late stage rehabilitation of ACL reconstructed patients. Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Sep; 21:57-62

Dar G, Hicks GE. The immediate effect of dry needling on multifidus muscles’ function in healthy individuals. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Apr 27; 29(2):273-278

Yeganeh Lari A, Okhovatian F, Naimi Ss, Baghban AA. The effect of the combination of dry needling and MET on latent trigger point upper trapezius in females. Man Ther. 2016 Feb; 21:204-9

Segura-Ortí E, Prades-Vergara S, Manzaneda-Piña L, Valero-Martínez R, Polo-Traverso JA. Trigger point dry needling versus strain-counterstrain technique for upper trapezius myofascial trigger points: a randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2016 Jun; 34(3):171-7

Ozden AV, Alptekin HK, Esmaeilzadeh S, Cihan C, Aki S, Aksoy C, Oncu J. Evaluation of the Sympathetic Skin Response to the Dry Needling Treatment in Female Myofascial Pain Syndrome Patients. J Clin Med Res. 2016 Jul; 8(7):513-8

León-Hernández JV, Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Frutos LG, Alguacil-Diego IM, de la Llave-Rincón AI, Fernandez-Carnero J. Immediate and short-term effects of the combination of dry needling and percutaneous TENS on post-needling soreness in patients with chronic myofascial neck pain. Braz J Phys Ther. 2016 Jul 11; 20(5):422-431

Cerezo-Téllez E, Torres-Lacomba M, Fuentes-Gallardo I, Perez-Muñoz M, Mayoral-Del-Moral O, Lluch-Girbés E, Prieto-Valiente L, Falla D. Effectiveness of dry needling for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomized, single-blinded, clinical trial. Pain. 2016 Sep; 157(9):1905-17

Aridici R, Yetisgin A, Boyaci A, Tutoglu A, Bozdogan E, Sen Dokumaci D, Kilicaslan N, Boyaci N. Comparison of the Efficacy of Dry Needling and High-Power Pain Threshold Ultrasound Therapy with Clinical Status and Sonoelastography in Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Oct; 95(10):e149-58

Cerezo-Téllez E, Lacomba MT, Fuentes-Gallardo I, Mayoral Del Moral O, Rodrigo-Medina B, Gutiérrez Ortega C. Dry needling of the trapezius muscle in office workers with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. J Man Manip Ther. 2016 Sep; 24(4):223-32

Eftekharsadat B, Babaei-Ghazani A, Zeinolabedinzadeh V. Dry needling in patients with chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis: A single-blinded randomized clinical trial. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2016; 30:401

Koppenhaver S, Embry R, Ciccarello J, Waltrip J, Pike R, Walker M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Croy T, Flynn T. Effects of dry needling to the symptomatic versus control shoulder in patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome. Man Ther. 2016 Dec; 26:62-69

Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Rodríguez-Fernández ÁL, Fernandez-Carnero J. Postneedling soreness after deep dry needling of a latent myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle: Characteristics, sex differences and associated factors. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Apr 27; 29(2):301-308

Ziaeifar M, Arab AM, Nourbakhsh MR. Clinical Effectiveness of Dry Needling Immediately After Application on Myofascial Trigger Point in Upper Trapezius Muscle. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec; 15(4):252-258

Pavkovich R. 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

Pavkovich R. The use of dry needling for a subject with acute onset of neck pain: a case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Feb; 10(1):104-13

Liu L, Huang QM, Liu QG, Ye G, Bo CZ, Chen MJ, Li P. Effectiveness of dry needling for myofascial trigger points associated with neck and shoulder pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 May; 96(5):944-55

Pecos-Martín D, Montañez-Aguilera FJ, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Urraca-Gesto A, Gómez-Conesa A, Romero-Franco N, Plaza-Manzano G. Effectiveness of dry needling on the lower trapezius in patients with mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 May; 96(5):775-81

Sergienko S, Kalichman L. Myofascial origin of shoulder pain: a literature review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jan; 19(1):91-101

Gerber LH, Shah J, Rosenberger W, Armstrong K, Turo D, Otto P, Heimur J, Thaker N, Sikdar S. Dry Needling Alters Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle and Reduces Pain in Subjects With Chronic Myofascial Pain. PM R. 2015 Jul; 7(7):711-8

Mesa-Jiménez JA, Sánchez-Gutiérrez J, de-la-Hoz-Aizpurua JL, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C. Cadaveric validation of dry needle placement in the lateral pterygoid muscle. Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Feb; 38(2):145-50

Sterling M, Vicenzino B, Souvlis T, Connelly LB. Dry-needling and exercise for chronic whiplash-associated disorders: a randomized single-blind placebo-controlled trial. Pain. 2015 Apr; 156(4):635-43

Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Su J, McGowen JM, Umlauf L, Harris KD, Ross MDChanges in lumbar multifidus muscle function and nociceptive sensitivity in low back pain patient responders versus non-responders after dry needling treatment. Man Ther. 2015 Dec; 20(6):769-76

Salom-Moreno J, Ayuso-Casado B, Tamaral-Costa B, Sánchez-Milá Z, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Alburquerque-Sendín F. Trigger Point Dry Needling and Proprioceptive Exercises for the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 790209

Unverzagt C, Berglund K, Thomas JJ. Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Point Pain: A Clinical Commentary. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jun; 10(3):402-18

Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Smith RW, Booker JM, Walkup ID, Su J, Hebert JJ, Flynn T. Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After Dry Needling in Individuals With Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Aug; 45(8):604-12

Téllez-García M, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Salom-Moreno J, Palacios-Ceña M, Ortega-Santiago R, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Neuroscience education in addition to trigger point dry needling for the management of patients with mechanical chronic low back pain: A preliminary clinical trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jul; 19(3):464-72

Bond BM, Kinslow C. Improvement in clinical outcomes after dry needling in a patient with occipital neuralgia. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015 Jun; 59(2):101-10

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Layton M, Dommerholt J. Dry needling for the management of thoracic spine pain. J Man Manip Ther. 2015 Jul; 23(3):147-53

Turo D, Otto P, Hossain M, Gebreab T, Armstrong K, Rosenberger WF, Shao H, Shah JP, Gerber LH, Sikdar S. Novel Use of Ultrasound Elastography to Quantify Muscle Tissue Changes After Dry Needling of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Chronic Myofascial Pain. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Dec; 34(12):2149-61

Zhou K, Ma Y, Brogan MS. Dry needling versus acupuncture: the ongoing debate. Acupunct Med. 2015 Dec; 33(6):485-90

Campa-Moran I, Rey-Gudin E, Fernández-Carnero J, Paris-Alemany A, Gil-Martinez A, Lerma Lara S, Prieto-Baquero A, Alonso-Perez JL, La Touche R. Comparison of Dry Needling versus Orthopedic Manual Therapy in Patients with Myofascial Chronic Neck Pain: A Single-Blind, Randomized Pilot Study. Pain Res Treat. 2015; 327307

Xie YM, Xu S, Zhang CS, Xue CC. Examination of surface conditions and other physical properties of commonly used stainless steel acupuncture needles. Acupunct Med. 2014 Apr; 32(2):146-54

Llamas-Ramos R, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Llamas-Ramos I, Plaza-Manzano G, Ortega-Santiago R, Cleland J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Comparison of the short-term outcomes between trigger point dry needling and trigger point manual therapy for the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Nov; 44(11):852-61

Ziaeifar M, Arab AM, Karimi N, Nourbakhsh MR. The effect of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Apr; 18(2):298-305

Couto C, de Souza IC, Torres IL, Fregni F, Caumo W. Paraspinal stimulation combined with trigger point needling and needle rotation for the treatment of myofascial pain: a randomized sham-controlled clinical trial. Clin J Pain. 2014; 30(3):214-23

Clewley D, Flynn TW, Koppenhaver S. Trigger point dry needling as an adjunct treatment for a patient with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44(2):92-101

Rayegani SM, Bayat M, Bahrami MH, Raeissadat SA, Kargozar E. Comparison of dry needling and physiotherapy in treatment of myofascial pain syndrome. Clin Rheumatol. 2014; 33(6):859-64

France S, Bown J, Nowosilskyj M, Mott M, Rand S, Walters J. Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: a systematic review. Cephalalgia. 2014; 34(12):994-1003

Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther. 2014; 94(8):1083-94

Martín-Pintado Zugasti A, Rodríguez-Fernández ÁL, García-Muro F, López-López A, Mayoral O, Mesa-Jiménez J, Fernández-Carnero J. Effects of spray and stretch on postneedling soreness and sensitivity after dry needling of a latent myofascial trigger point. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014; 95(10):1925-193

Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Mannheimer JS. Dry needling for management of pain in the upper quarter and craniofacial region. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014; 18(8):437

Ong J, Claydon LS. The effect of dry needling for myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014; 18(3):390-8

Brady S, McEvoy J, Dommerholt J, Doody C. Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: a prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists. J Man Manip Ther. 2014; 22(3):134-40

Llamas-Ramos R, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Llamas-Ramos I, Plaza-Manzano G, Ortega-Santiago R, Cleland J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Comparison of the short-term outcomes between trigger point dry needling and trigger point manual therapy for the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44(11):852-61

Wang G, Gao Q, Hou J, Li J. Effects of Temperature on Chronic Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome during Dry Needling Therapy. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014; 638268

Settergren R. Treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy with ultrasound guided dry needling. J Chiropr Med. 2013; 12:26-9

Tekin L, Akarsu S, Durmuş O, Cakar E, Dinçer U, Kıralp MZ. The effect of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Clin Rheumatol. 2013; 32:309-15

Mayoral O, Salvat I, Martín MT, Martín S, Santiago J, Cotarelo J, Rodríguez C. Efficacy of myofascial trigger point dry needling in the prevention of pain after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 694941

Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Azzaretto E, Hubler R, Schaller B, Schlussel JM, Tucker M. Effectiveness of dry needling for upper quarter myofascial pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 43:620-634

Domingo A, Mayoral O, Monterde S, Santafé MM. Neuromuscular damage and repair after dry needling in mice. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 260806

Cagnie B, Dewitte V, Barbe T, Timmermans F, Delrue N, Meeus M. Physiologic effects of dry needling. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013; 17:348

Maher RM, Hayes DM, Shinohara M. Quantification of dry needling and posture effects on myofascial trigger points using ultrasound shear-wave elastography. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013; 94:2146-50

Vulfsons S, Ratmansky M, Kalichman L. Trigger point needling: techniques and outcome. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012; 16(5):407-12

Dıraçoğlu D, Vural M, Karan A, Aksoy C. Effectiveness of dry needling for the treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain: A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2012; 25(4):285-90

Dommerholt J. Dry needling – peripheral and central considerations. J Man Manip Ther. 2011; 19(4):223-7

Huang YT, Lin SY, Neoh CA, Wang KY, Jean YH, Shi HY. Dry needling for myofascial pain: prognostic factors. J Altern Complement Med. 2011; 17:755-62

Niraj G, Collett BJ, Bone M. Ultrasound-guided trigger point injection: first description of changes visible on ultrasound scanning in the muscle containing the trigger pointBr J Anaesth. 2011; 107:474-5

Ay S, Evcik D, Tur BS. Comparison of injection methods in myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Jan; 29(1):19-23

Fernández-Carnero J, La Touche R, Ortega-Santiago R, Galan-del-Rio F, Pesquera J, Ge HY, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Short-term effects of dry needling of active myofascial trigger points in the masseter muscle in patients with temporomandibular disorders. J Orofac Pain. 2010; 24(1):106-12

Srbely JZ, Dickey JP, Lee D, Lowerison M. Dry needle stimulation of myofascial trigger points evokes segmental anti-nociceptive effects. J Rehabil Med. 2010 May; 42(5):463-8

Tsai CT, Hsieh LF, Kuan TS, Kao MJ, Chou LW, Hong CZ. Remote effects of dry needling on the irritability of the myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Feb; 89(2):133-40

Tough EA, White AR, Cummings TM et al. Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Pain. 2009; 13:3-10

Hsieh YL, Kao MJ, Kuan TS et al. Dry needling to a key myofascial trigger point may reduce the irritability of satellite MTrPs. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2007; 86(5):397-403

Itoh K, Katsumi Y, Hirota S, Kitakoji H. Randomised trial of trigger point acupuncture compared with other acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. Complement Ther Med. 2007 Sep; 15(3):172-9

Furlan AD, van Tulder M, Cherkin D, Tsukayama H, Lao L, Koes B, Berman B. Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain: an updated systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Apr 15; 30(8):944-63

Huguenin L, Brukner PD, McCrory P, Smith P, Wajswelner H, Bennell K. Effect of dry needling of gluteal muscles on straight leg raise: a randomised, placebo controlled, double blind trial. Br J Sports Med. 2005 Feb; 39(2):84-90

Edwards J, Knowles N. Superficial dry needling and active stretching in the treatment of myofascial pain–a randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2003 Sep; 21(3):80-6

Cummings TM, White AR. Needling therapies in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001; 82:986–92


Trigger Point Manual

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

Hains G, Descarreaux M, Hains F. Chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin: a randomized clinical trial using ischemic compression therapy. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Jun;33(5):362-9.

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

Barriere P, Zink S, Riehm S, Kahn JL, Veillon F, Wilk A. Massage of the lateral pterygoid muscle in acute TMJ dysfunction syndrome. Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2009 Apr;110(2):77-80. Epub 2009 Jan 21

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.

Cercetare Clinica

Weller JL, Comeau D, Otis JAD. Myofascial Pain. Semin Neurol. 2018; 38(6):640-643

Bourgaize S, Newton G, Kumbhare D, Srbely J. A comparison of the clinical manifestation and pathophysiology of myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia: implications for differential diagnosis and management. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2018; 62(1):26-41

Do TP, Heldarskard GF, Kolding LT, Hvedstrup J, Schytz HW. Myofascial trigger points in migraine and tension-type headache. J Headache Pain. 2018; 19(1):84

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

Kwon J, Kim HS, Chang WH, Park C, Lee SC. Characteristics of Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Infraspinatus Muscle. Ann Rehabil Med. 2017; 41(4):573-581

Stoop R, Clijsen R, Leoni D, Soldini E, Castellini G, Redaelli V, Barbero M. Evolution of the methodological quality of controlled clinical trials for myofascial trigger point treatments for the period 1978-2015: A systematic review. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017; 30:1-9

Cerezo-Téllez E, Torres-Lacomba M, Mayoral-Del Moral O, Sánchez-Sánchez B, Dommerholt J, Gutiérrez-Ortega C. Prevalence of Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. Pain Med. 2016 Dec; 17(12):2369-2377

Chiarotto A, Clijsen R, Fernandez-de-Las-Penas C, Barbero M. Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Spinal Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Feb; 97(2):316-37

Wilke J, Niederer D, Fleckenstein J, Vogt L, Banzer W. Range of motion and cervical myofascial pain. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Jan; 20(1):52-5

Hasuo H, Ishihara T, Kanbara K, Fukunaga M. Myofacial Trigger Points in Advanced Cancer Patients. Indian J Palliat Care. 2016 Jan-Mar; 22(1):80-4

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Arendt-Nielsen L. Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia: two different but overlapping disorders. Pain Manag. 2016 May; 6(4):401-8

Shah JP, Thaker N, Heimur J, Aredo JV, Sikdar S, Gerber L. Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective. PM R. 2015 Jul; 7(7):746-61

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Myofascial Head Pain. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2015 Jul; 19(7):28

Roldan CJ, Hu N. Myofascial Pain Syndromes in the Emergency Department: What Are We Missing? J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 49(6):1004-10

Lluch E, Nijs J, De Kooning M, Van Dyck D, Vanderstraeten R, Struyf F, Roussel
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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

Castaldo M, Ge HY, Chiarotto A, Villafane JH, Arendt-Nielsen L. Myofascial trigger points in patients with whiplash-associated disorders and mechanical neck pain. Pain Med. 2014; 15(5):842-9

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

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