Review Article

Myofascial pain: A review - Part II

Shelley Pullen
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 48, No 3 | a736 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v48i3.736 | © 2018 Shelley Pullen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2018 | Published: 31 August 1992

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Shelley Pullen, Physiotherapy Department, University of the Witwatersrand; and Ithuseng Rehabilitation Centre, Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital, Welkom, South Africa

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Abstract

A literature review on myofascial pain, concepts of fibrositis and fibromyalgia are presented. Myofascial pain is discussed as regards its definition, occurrence, behaviour, characteristics and modern approaches to treatment. Theories of the pathology of trigger points are described. Also the myofascial pain-dysfunction syndrome and its clinical recognition are addressed.

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