Myofascial pain is a common clinical condition, whereby accurate physical examination is usually considered as the cornerstone to identify/diagnose the "trigger point complex," that is, the characteristic finding of this syndrome. Considering the emerging role of ultrasound examination as the natural extension of physical assessment for musculoskeletal disorders, we briefly revise the histological/anatomical features of trigger points and propose a standardized, multistep sonographic approach to myofascial pain. We also imply that the integrated clinical-ultrasound evaluation could be considered as a potential tool to discriminate different phases/subsets of this challenging pathology.

From Histoanatomy to Sonography in Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM Approach

Vincenzo Ricci;Costantino Ricci;
2022

Abstract

Myofascial pain is a common clinical condition, whereby accurate physical examination is usually considered as the cornerstone to identify/diagnose the "trigger point complex," that is, the characteristic finding of this syndrome. Considering the emerging role of ultrasound examination as the natural extension of physical assessment for musculoskeletal disorders, we briefly revise the histological/anatomical features of trigger points and propose a standardized, multistep sonographic approach to myofascial pain. We also imply that the integrated clinical-ultrasound evaluation could be considered as a potential tool to discriminate different phases/subsets of this challenging pathology.
2022
Vincenzo Ricci; Costantino Ricci; Fabrizio Gervasoni; Giulio Cocco; Arnaldo Andreoli; Levent Özçakar
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