Punción seca y cambios en la actividad muscular en sujetos con puntos gatillo miofasciales: Serie de casos

Translated title of the contribution: Dry needling and changes in muscular activity in subjects with myofascial trigger points: Case series

F. Araya-Quintanilla, D. Rubio-Oyarzun, H. Gutiérrez-Espinoza, L. Arias-Poblete, C. Olguín-Huerta

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Abstract

Introduction: Myofascial trigger points (MTP) are an important cause of musculoskeletal pain and are defined as localized pain, expressed in a band of hyperirritable tense muscle fiber that can be referred to distant areas. Objective: To describe the immediate effect of dry needling (DN) on muscle activity and pain intensity in subjects with myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius. Methods: A sample of 36 participants with latent PGM diagnosis was selected. They underwent an intervention with dry puncture and the variables of pain with VAS and muscular activity of the upper trapezius were measured before and after the intervention in a gesture of anterior reach. Results: After the application of DN, muscle activity decreased by 4.53 % (p = 0.002), pain by 1.53 cm (p = 0.000). Conclusion: The DN application has an immediate effect on the decreased muscle activity and pain in latent PGM in the upper trapezius during a previous functional range.

Translated title of the contributionDry needling and changes in muscular activity in subjects with myofascial trigger points: Case series
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de la Sociedad Espanola del Dolor
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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