Review Article

Myofascial pain: A review - Part I

Shelley Pullen
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 48, No 2 | a743 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v48i2.743 | © 2018 Shelley Pullen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2018 | Published: 31 May 1992

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

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Abstract

Myofascial pain syndrome is pain and/or autonomic phenomena referred from active myofascial trigger points with associated dysfunction.
It has been said to affect human well-being and productivity even to the extent of driving some people to suicide.
A literature review of myofascial pain is presented. An interesting historical view of muscular pain is discussed.

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