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Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 439–444

First Online: 27 July 2012


Myofascial pain syndrome MPS is described as the sensory, motor, and autonomic symptoms caused by myofascial trigger points TrPs. Knowing the potential causes of TrPs is important to prevent their development and recurrence, but also to inactivate and eliminate existing TrPs. There is general agreement that muscle overuse or direct trauma to the muscle can lead to the development of TrPs. Muscle overload is hypothesized to be the result of sustained or repetitive low-level muscle contractions, eccentric muscle contractions, and maximal or submaximal concentric muscle contractions. TrPs may develop during occupational, recreational, or sports activities when muscle use exceeds muscle capacity and normal recovery is disturbed.

KeywordsEtiology Myofascial Pain Trigger points Muscle damage Calcium Sustained low-level contractions Eccentric Cinderella hypothesis  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Carel Bron - Jan D. Dommerholt


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